A Little Joy

When life is a struggle, and you slip down from that steep ladder you are climbing, or you slide backwards in the midst of a stormy season, you only wish the sudden arrival of a little joy, a slight elation that shows life worthy of living. At times all you need is only that softening…

A Love Song—For Max, My Late Four-Legged Best Friend

There we went, You took me, probably God sent. Across the grass and the sand; Through hustle and bustle; Beyond time and space; We did run the run and made it to the end.   When the day was done And the race was won, You and I would regret none. Never mind the rain…

The Concept of Happiness and Our Obsession about It

In the beginning of every new year, we wish one another happiness. Everyone welcomes such a wish, for ultimately that’s what humans long for since the birth of mankind. But what exactly do we want? We often hear people say, “I just want to be happy.” But what exactly is it that gives us happiness?…

The Protective Hands

The Protective Hands As she was closing the curtains, she caught sight of the lightning. They forecast a thunderstorm; but her mind was wandering around about something else. It’s a routine to close the curtains, like many other routines: washing the clothes, cooking a meal, preparing for breakfast for tomorrow…She wasn’t particularly aware that it…

The Walk in the Rain—-January, 2016

She turned her eyes again to the rain. Unrelenting, persistent rain. Three and a half days of rain, and it was still going, drop by drop, and then many drops together, forming a veil, blurring the vision. No, no vision of a carefree walk in the park; the water in the puddles would splash and stain…

Contemplation, and how it is almost lost – September, 2015

It is a word many have almost lost; even if it appears occasionally, its meaning is insignificant or has become obscure to post-modern people. Contemplation is deep, serious and quiet thoughts for a period of time. It is purposeful and it requires total concentration of the person undergoing it. We are trained to multi-task by highly advanced…