*********Do not read this before reading the story here.********** Mimi and Stephan separated. Stephan continued leaving oranges at Mimi's doorstep and she made orange juice while Stephan worked on the farm and amassed a lot of name and fame.
Mimi loved making orange juice from fresh oranges. Her husband Stephan brought in big juicy fruit from the farm and left them in the kitchen everyday. Stephan worked very hard. He left for work at 5 am and was back at sun down. He did not mind, because farming was his life's calling. He toiled … Continue reading Orange Juice
When kiddo was in kinder, she was afraid of getting lunch from the cafe. We did a lot of dry runs but she was still a bit afraid. There were days when she would not eat lunch and got home grumpy. How did I know? Because most days when she got home she would just … Continue reading Don’t ask, just lean in
Life happens on WhatsApp these days. My friend had forwarded the picture below and had mentioned that this flower has a nice fragrance. While on my walk today, I happened to notice this flower and crushed its spikes. It indeed had a nice fragrance. I was refreshed by its fresh citrus-y scent and it put … Continue reading The one that got away
I took Cherry for a walk. My slippers broke and I was limping my way back home. I had to hit the crosswalk button to cross the road. The asphalt was hot, so I decided to carry Cherry. Picture an old woman, clutching a dog, limping her way slowly across the road.. A car with … Continue reading Is humanity still alive?
My mother was a strong willed woman. It was inconvenient most of the time to deal with her, but it also worked in her favor. My sibling and I were little when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and was given a few weeks to live. We were all worried and cried quite a … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to not give a damn
I often wonder why I meditate. It takes up so much time and I have not been able to produce apples out of thin air yet. As I pondering over this deep life question, I came up with this story .. There was once an ice cube being all lonely on the counter top. There … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to not ever give up
Hola! I have been taking life too seriously. Here is a picture I took during a visit to Boston (one of those souvenir shops where you spend a ton and don't know what to do with that stuff when you get home). Today's lunch
Namaste! How is everyone today? I took Cherry out to the park a few days back, since she has been cooped up at home post surgery. My plan was to sit on a lawn chair and keep her on my lap so she does not roll in mud when I am not looking. The summer … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to dealing with emotional scars
Aloha, Missed me yet? Well well well - I have been MIA because Cherry had two surgeries. (She is recovering well and is back to being her naughty self). So, back to Cherry. She has a habit of chewing on twigs especially when I am not looking, and recently chewed on a bougainvillea twig. You … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to dealing with feedback