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A personal post

Quite a break I have taken. And like that friend you’ve been meaning to talk to but haven’t gotten around to calling, it becomes more difficult to get back to posting every day you stay away. Not that my mental state is helping any. I’m in a downward spiral that I can’t seem to want … Continue reading

My mind as an acrostic

Number 4

I’m 41 years old. Between the ages of 17-29, I studied to become an ophthalmologist. Over the next decade I put that knowledge to use, trying to heal those I could, learning new methods, new techniques, working in conditions that would almost sound primitive to any modern ophthalmologist. I am 41 years old, and I’m … Continue reading

Happy birthday to me…

I do know what it’s all about When every breath becomes a shout A grating, rasping, wordless sound I know the deeps where it is found This leviathan of my sea Who makes his torture known through me He rises up, he gulps for air Lets forth a scream beyond compare He screams so that … Continue reading

Silence

Thank you Amy, for reaching out, wondering why I was gone from this space for so long. It’s been another time of inner turmoil, and I have not reached a shore yet; perhaps I never will. But that’s besides the point. I had reduced my personal portion of my blogs: it’s been some time since … Continue reading

Toi? Non.

I hadn’t thought of posting this one, but why the hell not? It was my first experience of racist hostility. I won’t name the cafe/restaurant where they refused to serve us; “ask the grandchildren”. The place looks inviting enough though with its warm Edison bulbs.  

Before I leave….

I’ll be moving to Delhi to board my flight in a couple of hours. The next week or so will see very irregular posting. Just wanted to say that due to some google algorithms, a lot of blogs I follow were accidentally going to the spam box. I have tried to fix it, I hope … Continue reading

Morbid thoughts

My father-in-law died a few days ago. He was 87, had lived a long, fulfilling life and died after a short illness, short enough to not linger unduly in pain, long enough to let his family accept his imminent passing. As deaths go, probably one of the better ways to go about it. As if … Continue reading

NSN

In honor of No-shave November….not that I’ve been clean shaven in a long time now…

40

Turned 40 yesterday. Was I happy it was my birthday? I don’t think many are, once they are out of their teens. But who am I to say that? Given my genetic background I’m through with less than half my life, but it seems so much longer. And the last so many years seemed compacted … Continue reading