Open Adoption Goes Both Ways

“I am bored!” The words seem to resound, bounce off the walls of our home over the weekend. If they were not out biking or prone on the sofa, eyes glazed over, watching something inane on the television, they start like cicadas, a lone voice, growing, amplifying into a resonant chorus until I either yell … Continue reading Open Adoption Goes Both Ways

Fiction: It’s Not You. It’s Me.

She sat in the window seat watching the countryside fly by. It wasn’t yet winter but the window fogged up with her breath as she leaned closer to get a better view. The exchange on WhatsApp was playing on her mind. “Hey! Am in town this week. Meant to message you before I left… Any … Continue reading Fiction: It’s Not You. It’s Me.

Anatomy Of A Marriage

My ideas about a romantic partner had been cobbled together from fictional people, from the Darcys of literature and the Khans of Bollywood. In essence, they did not exist. Marriage is a lot of work I concluded as I expressed enough for the two of us. I wrote notes, I pored over recipe books, slaved … Continue reading Anatomy Of A Marriage