What I love most about being your mother is the unconditional companionship you offer me. You want to be with me and your joy equals and exceeds my joy when we are together. Even as you have grown older and needed more time and space to yourself, I can see from one look exchanged between… Continue reading What I love about being your mother
I am a bit overwhelmed with the extent of sanitization I see all around me. Everywhere I go, I am surrounded by buildings and people obsessed with sanitization. Don’t get me wrong – I am not promoting filth. But I see a huge difference between keeping things clean and making them sterile. Clean bodies sustain… Continue reading When did cleanliness stop being good enough for us?
While observing our flock of birds at our farm, I noticed something strange about our male turkey – he was trying hard to intimidate our caretaker’s wife by displaying his big plume of feathers, but when the caretaker approached, he would back off timidly. Hmm..strange. Why would he do that? Then I got thinking about… Continue reading There is something so delightful about male idiocy
Do you know people with whom you associate certain phrases that you often hear them use? I call these their signature phrases. For some people a repeated phrase is simply a passing thing or a habit. I notice this most often in public speakers. From frequent ‘aah, ehhs’ and elongated sounds to words such as… Continue reading What does your signature phrase say about you?
It is a rainy day but at this moment, the sky is a clear blue and the green of the leaves of the papaya tree shine with brightness. She lay by the pool of water, a natural Jacuzzi formed by the uneven rocks surrounding the corner. With one hand she swirls away lazily at the… Continue reading Her mind’s eye