Fragrant memories

I read in medical school that olfaction   Is associated with memory and emotion More so than the other senses four- I have understood this fact more and more Having left my home and moved away Olfactory memories have been there to stay-   Each time I prepare spiced chai in my kitchen My nose-brain connection creates […]

The virtue of patience

Our willingness to wait reveals the value we place on what we are waiting for… -Charles Stanley All her wishes, wants and desires She wanted at once fulfilled.. The overflowing cup of her patience Was always to the very brim filled. She wanted instant gratification Irrespective of the need Her hands raised in supplication She would […]

Fly high, above mediocrity

Square pegs in round holes Trying to fit in preformed molds Bowing to all societal pressures Forgetting all individual measures.. Slaughtering all creative drive Conforming to every rule, they strive Internalizing all frustration Simmering inside like ammunition Living a life of discontentment Harboring subtle resentment Through their lives they trudge Eventually unable to budge From the mold […]

An unforgettable experience

I have mentioned several times how much I love reading books. Well, I’d like to share a book I read while growing up that has stayed with me..the book cover is shown above. The story is set in the former Soviet Union and is about a boy-robot who resembles a seventh grader. The robot and […]

Growing Pains

I look at my 3 year old and wish time would freeze…. He is cute, talks non-stop and gives me the most awesome hugs and kisses..but that’s not why I wish he would not grow up further. It’s his enthusiasm for everything, his general joie-de-vivre, that I want to capture and freeze in time. At […]