My watch shows 3:57:03. I should be in the study anxiously poring over my presentation one last time. Instead, butterflies
A few weeks ago, every day on my drive to work and back home, I listened to America commemorate the
I hear the bus before I see it. My pace picks up speed. I meet neighbors on the way to
She is staring out the window, a stuffed bear under her elbow, a piece of paper with the drawing of
Laddu is on the kitchen island, her legs dangling off the edge. Large sunglasses cover more than half her face.
My iWatch shows 6:46 AM. The king size bed I am in is curiously populated. I am on one side
A few weeks back as I nuzzled the top of Laddu’s head as she curled up against me in the
It arrives in the form of a grave email, the somber tone, the weight of the words taking time to
“It’s not fair!” I exclaim to Ammu as the pile of hand-me-downs for Laddu grows in height. “That poor child
A clutch of colorful leaves is in her long, tapered fingers. Laddu painstakingly searches for and brings them to her
Some moments in life are definitive. The Before. The After. I stormed out of the local laboratory, a sobbing
I am at my desk flipping through pictures from the wedding on my phone. In what can only be termed
It is early in the morning. Way too early for eight-year-olds to be up on a weekend. I sip on
There is frenzied knocking on my bathroom door followed by incoherent yelling. I turn the shower off and manage to
You get to enjoy watching the sun rise on a Sunday morning in the predawn hours even if you only
Sometimes pictures bring to life what words can’t. So, here is a glimpse of the places we went and the
An essay that is featured on Adoptive Families magazine.
“What is the book about?” “How many characters are there?” “What are their names?” “Where is the book set?” “What
She runs and I behind her, her anticipation of being caught lending itself to squealing. We collapse in a heap
It is late morning. Ammu and Pattu are out the door, on their way to the bus-stop. Saathi is getting
Why I think unstructured time in the Summer is awesome.