Category: reflections

A Sad Farewell

You won’t believe this Mi, Lakshmi athai passed away. Heart attack. So sad, no? We are shocked. I feel a bit guilty about not talking to her over the past month – but then we’ve been running around so much and I was actually thinking we’d surprise her with a...

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Down But Not Out. Yet.

Oh, lordy lord, Mi. I miss you so much today. I desperately need some cuddling! I feel like a used rag that can no longer be washed and reused. Ugh. That cat is going to think twice before picking me up…and decide to ditch me! I started the diet –...

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Something To Chew On

So I thought I could get the appointment to see that doc today but I’ve got one for tomorrow now. Let’s see how it goes. I’ve got some expectations but am trying to be as realistic as possible…you know my favourite quote – blessed is he who expects nothing, for...

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No Matter What, Life Goes On

So we’re back to the grind, although I must admit, guiltily that the podis are still pending! Got to do it soon over the next couple of days. While standing at the bus stop today, I saw a guy walking towards us. He was carrying a baby and holding a...

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Something We Should Have Done

Mi, here is a lovely quote by Meryl Streep that you will love. I wish we had both pledged to do this. Life was such a struggle, where our achievements were diminished or hushed and our shortcomings magnified. But  I am glad we had each other. Here is the quote:...

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A bumpy ride

School has started. And so have the tests. As usual, when Vidur returns to school after almost two months’ vacation, you know how it is. I hallucinate all the time. One might think that after the hectic morning I’d just settle down to work and get my stuff done, eh?...

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Busakath and Tonaado

Remember how Vidur, when he was about a year and a half old, stunned us by asking a visitor “olik chocolik?” which we quickly deciphered as “you like chocolate?” and when the fascinated visitor gently declined, he floored us by following it up with “eating busakath?” (Eating biscuit?). How we...

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