Sometimes alone I sit and watch My breath recharge. At other times included — belong, We live on this island of dreams, of pirates and no rules: a paradise of stillness in its views, We forget the suffering of the distant and confused, First the … Continue reading Island of Dreams
I read something today about being in darkness. It struck me. “Fall in love with the moon”, it said. There is beauty all around. Not only in the obvious breathtaking views and warm, easygoing island lifestyle. But also in the scariest of the snakes and spiders, in the depths of the lonely jungle, and in … Continue reading Darkness in Paradise
My children continuously ask me to write about them on my blog. They look at old posts from a few years ago and find their stories funny and intriguing. At this point though I am reluctant to go into detail, out of respect for their privacy. I am sure they’ll come back to me one day … Continue reading An Evening Together
This August full moon, it's down to recycling my Raksha bandan post from two years ago. ----------- Raksha Bandan – Bond of Protection When I lived in Zambia my family celebrated Raksha Bandan, a North Indian festival that honours the love between sisters’ and brothers’. It falls on a full-moon in August every year. My … Continue reading For the Brothers
The phone rings in the morning. My brothers and I wake up. It rings again. The person on the other end won't give up. I rush into my parents bedroom to double check. Their unmade bed is empty. It's no dream. Mum and dad woke up their doctor friend in the middle of the night. … Continue reading Like a Coconut Tree
Rahul: Why Maher choosed you? Me: Ah, very good question, but this one you have to ask papa! Rahul: You and papa is in love? Me: Yes we are. Papa and I love each other. Rahul: You and papa loved each other before me and Leila came out of your belly? Me: Yes, we did, … Continue reading Who am I?
Lelia: Why your tattoo is still there after you shower? Me: Because it's a real one. It will never go away. Leila: Even when you die? Me: Yeah, even when... Leila: But I don't want to die. I want to see snow. Me: Oh really, you want to see snow? You will probably be able … Continue reading A Reason Not to Die