Christmas, holidays, Musings

Tis The Season To Be Merry

Just as Thanksgiving wraps up and I reconcile myself to the start of the cold season, the sight of lights going up on my neighbor’s roof cheers me up. I watch as other homes follow suit. One Saturday morning, I go downstairs to the basement where my stash of seasonal décor sits and pull out […]

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Adoption, Gifts, Gratitude, Musings

Rush Of Gratitude

“Thlow” commands Laddu as she squints against the evening sun in our backyard. I comply and throw the multihued inflatable ball high in the air. I watch it gather speed and roll down the gentle incline. Laddu follows the ball, pushing it farther with her attempts to capture it. I follow her and eventually we […]

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Trinkets and Thoughts

I set out with Laddu in the mid morning sun. Strapping her in, I seat myself comfortably in the driver’s seat and hum a song under my breath. Easing out of the driveway, I reach my destination almost on autopilot. Spring is in the air. Everything around me is bursting with promise. I see nascent […]

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Gifts, Happiness, Saree, Sari

Gifts of attention

“Do you want to see your gift now or tomorrow?” He asks almost shyly. “Now of course!” I beam, happiness brimming from me at the sight of my dear Saathi. Absence does make the heart grow fonder. Digging through his suitcase, he lifts a rectangular box with its trademark logo. Almost grabbing it from him, I […]

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Birthday, Gifts, Life, Misc, Musings

Where is my gift?

This past week I have been torturing K with questions and admonitions about my gift. I have given him a thousand pointers about what I would like and why I deserve a gift for my birthday. I get tickled by the torment that is evident on his face. “You are always with me, where do […]

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