You spend time, years, months and days pining for it, hoping for it. Hopelessly. When you last thought you had it in hand, and it slipped away, tearing out a hole in you as it fled into the clear, crisp light of day. Away. You dreamed about it on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and on every […]
One of the first bloggers I kept up with on WordPress (My Female Persuasion) was so compelling that I still head back to her posts for inspiration, to see what she has been up to. And today, I came across this. And it really hit home. Especially when you are ‘committing to a new stage’ […]
Do not be careless. Frailty, propped up by hope, and that wish for some fairy tale ending, suggests that one handle with care and if you cannot do this, for this person, for you, then let them go. I fear, though, it may be too late…
You slipped in. Somewhere between laughter, witty comebacks, age-jabs, whatsapp connections, long talks about everything and nothing, you slid into place. Settled in. To stay, it seems. Immovable. Braced against attempts to displace you.
Two weekends ago, my little boy hit the one-year mark. I released a sigh of relief, wiped the sweat from my forehead, the sweat that accumulated each time I woke up at night to check if he was breathing, each time I placed my hand on my back in the inky blackness of our bedroom […]
It’s my first ever Mother’s Day. I have a son. He stares at me and smiles so broadly. every. time. And it takes my breath away. every. time. I have a son. He is learning how to walk, slowly. His aunties hold him gingerly by the hands, lead him ahead of themselves and he plods […]