Tag: joy

Afternoons of my Childhood

On many a sunny afternoon at Grandma’s home, with cousins, partners in crime, I remember tiptoeing to the warm mango pickle jars full of oil shimmering in the lazy sun. As grandma slept, we would steal some and scamper away to our hiding place…

When The World Became Bright Again

A moment frozen in time when all the love the world is made of converged into my heart, making it grow and grow till it almost burst. A baby in my arms, all my dreams come true. A tiny hand holding mine, a prayer…

The Broken Crayons

As usual, the day has fallen short of time. She had so much to do; she couldn’t get to all of it. A day full of mistakes. She is exhausted as she moves about the house, switching off lights, picking up toys. And then…

When I Saw You

When I saw you, my heart ripped apart and rearranged into something new something that looked like love, a shape that looked like hope. You are the reason I am, my child, else, this world had lost its shine, you have brought back its…

One to Belong

A riot of colours she is, A sip of sparkling wine. Her laughter the gentle tinkling, of a distant church bell, Her sorrow a cloudy day. She mesmerises, she teases, her heart that of a child’s, her smile, the blush of a rose, her…