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The madness and charm of crushes

Post Views = 6726 We met while I was working. It was in a class room setting. A conference. She was two seats in front of me. What captivated me the most was her voice. Melodious, loud enough, cheeky but sweet. I had laid eyes on her that morning as each one of us walked into the conference room to …

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Rise of the Phoenix

Post Views = 9822 People are resilient. I think we are designed that way. Its embedded in our DNA to forge ahead, to soldier on. Classic scenario of survival of the fittest and we are the fittest. After all we are still here, aren’t we? But sometimes it feels like we are on our own. It might even feel like …

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Of the house

Post Views = 4894 The thing about writing is that I don’t know whether it is healing or destroying me. The very thing you love, adore or cherish can be the same thing that destroys you. I have mixed feelings about my writing. If I write, I writhe in pain and sometimes, relief. If I don’t, I feel like a …

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Rotten wood, old books

Post Views = 3621 A tall, black man came to my workplace yesterday.  A very tall man. He was black, not like coal, but the black that can’t leave your mind for a while. A ‘rememberable’ blackness. Blackness with colour, taste, and smell. I stared at him for a while, not sure why but he smelled of something similar. I …

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Inside my head

Post Views = 4563 I’ve been trapped inside my head for a few months now. The events leading to this not being things I can safely articulate in writing, I have been spending my time reviewing them in my head, trying to count my luck, and estimate the lucky numbers I got left on the table before I run out …

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The tie that binds

Post Views = 28313 I’m beginning to see the wisdom in keeping an ocean between oneself and one’s own relatives. Family is the tie that binds, but while one end undergirds human civilization, the other is a noose choking away our individuation. We enjoy occasional meals, exchange Christmas cards but the reason we are always vexed is the notion that …

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