Tagged: reflections


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Absence is one thing, Mi. Presence is even more powerful, isn’t it? No matter what, we can’t bring back your physical presence. And yet, I was pretty sure of your soothing presence when… we were wishing Vidur well for his exams when his results were announced and we rejoiced when his...



I remember this verse by Lao Tzu more than ever right now, Mi. Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu – chapter 11 Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it...


Can Never Tell

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With life, we can never tell, can we, Mi? And people, of course. But before I get to our coffee and our chat, just wanted to tell you that on Feb 8, besides being shocked that we spent five years without you, we organized lunch at Seva Sadan. The rest...


Ambitious Goals

As the deadline I set myself draws nearer, I am thinking, planning, making lists, Mi. I really want to accomplish what I’ve noted down by October 31, or at least get as close to doing it as possible. Ten things I must finish this coming week: Tackle the 7 coconuts...


Some Days!

I tell you, some days are just a total washout. Today, after I went and got veggies and groceries, I was all set to follow my list and check off the items and feel good. So okay, lists always make me feel good! Just the fact that I’ve got it...


Testing Times

Today marks the beginning of testing times for Vidur. Exam season, which will extend for the next six months or so. This is the first one setting the pace for the rest of them. Today is also school reopening day after the ten day Navaratri holiday. After he left, I...


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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