Blessed in fusion

(Example of fusion-Santa Claus in traditional Indian folk style painting)

One of the greatest blessings in my life, I’ve realized

Is the ability to live a unique fusion life I’ve devised

When I immigrated years ago, I could not predict

What stressors cultural differences would inflict

And how I would adapt to them, what strategies I would use

Over time, I have come up with my own methods to fuse

Indian flamboyance with muted expression of the West

Western sensibilities are peppered with Indian exuberance to bring out the best

In attire, food, home decor and celebrations

Many immigrants do it, but each of our permutations

Is unique based on personal preference and degree of assimilation

I can take the best of both worlds, in this I am fortunate

A unique blend of cultures around me I create

That has helped me grow tremendously

In knowledge, creative thinking and cultural sensitivity..


I reiterate, I am blessed to have a life so mixed

Where ideas are so fluid, where nothing is fixed

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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