Guiding Light

She felt disoriented as she noticed prolonged black spots in her vision. It didn’t make sense to her. It was a beautiful, pleasant day. The sun revealed a vibrant blue sky. The grass was imbued with deep shades of green. Brilliant red poppies scattered across the field. Birds chirped while perched on the branches of…

Blogging Insights – New Year, New Story

Happy new year everyone! I’ve been pondering on Tanya’s selected quote for her prompt, Blogging Insights – New Format #24. I think of the proverbial phrase “starting the next chapter of your life” and the metaphor that we are the authors of our lives and every decision we make determines the life story we live…

One Liner Wednesday – Black Hole In the Ocean

While checking the weather, I noticed this interesting segment on the viral Google Maps image of the black hole in the middle of the ocean. Conspiracy theorists are creating all sorts of stories. I laughed at this one… “God dropped his guitar pick.” – Reddit User Then I saw Marina’s quote. It is a reminder…

Haunting Conversations

Full moon gleams with a milky glowThe night delivers foreboding whispersAs the wind wisps around the lonely sky It was 3 amHeard voicesArguments rather It sounded like my friend and his sisterShocked at the vitriol spewedI snuggled deeper into the couchwhere I slept for the night The hum of the floor fans Comforted me and…

How listening to foreign languages can enrich your writing

Today, I read an interesting article today by Shoba Narayan, a journalist, columnist, content creator and author of four books. She has won a James Beard award and a Pulitzer Fellowship.¬†Under the subtitle, “Metaphors that Reflect Culture“, I ponder upon her sentiments. “Take a common metaphor in Tamil, often used to describe a person who…

A2Z 2021 – Birds – Blue Jay

Featured Photo by Alain Audet Physical Description: The blue jay is a medium-sized songbird that weighs about 3 ounces, measures about 10 inches, and has a wingspan of about 15.5 inches. Like all other corvids (the family that includes birds such as crows and ravens), jays are fiercely intelligent and social birds, with a loud…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Hope you are well today! This morning I read an article from Politico magazine titled, “The Most Important Woman Lawyer in the History of the Republic“. Ginsburg captured my attention many years ago during the appointments of justices, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. She has led a remarkable life and left a legacy advocating justice…

Stepping Outside My Comfort Bubble

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you’ve been well! I delayed this post for a while, but now, I figure it might be a cathartic experience to share a few my feelings behind the scenes. Sometimes, I hold things privately inside too long with nowhere to turn. Even my own family doesn’t want to chat about…

Part 1: Reflections on “The Drowning Child”

This morning I was intrigued by a blogger’s article called “The Drowning Child“. At 15 years old, Saania is wise beyond her years and constantly looking for ways to expand her thinking. Her comment feed is a hub of lively discussion and a time of personal reflection. Saania explores Peter’s stance in this particular scenario:…

#FOWC – Microbiome Aid

There’s an intestinal microscopic war people faceWhich affects their digestive bodies’ precious space.Can your complex ecosystem experience years of grace? The gut microbiome is home to good and bad bacteriaIn the digestive tract, there’s certain health criteriaThat makes one think twice about choices in the cafeteria Be the hero as your gut flora will need…