His heart ached when he saw the birds fly, when he heard the animals run, and when he felt the wind blow through his hair. His heart ached with the want of freedom, the huge part of him that throbbed to go wild and grow wild. As his ache grew, he decided to run away from the shackles of rules set by humans.
Leaning back on her arm-chair, the woman failed to feel the comfort that the chair was offering her. How could she enjoy any ounce of comfort through the intense frustration that was strangling her tighter and tighter with every passing moment?! The woman looked around her, and at the almost empty office space. Everyone else… Continue reading What the Woman learnt about Work-Life Balance
The little boy stood in the corner, watching the other children play. He had come down from his home on the second floor when he heard the children talking downstairs. He desperately wanted to play with the kids, and be a part of the gang. But that wish had never materialized so far. Soon enough,… Continue reading A Longing for Belonging
A perspective change happens when we look at the same things from a different point of view. From our point of view, the sun rises and sets. But from the earth’s point of view, she is simply changing sides.
The truth about life is that it is a continuous movement. Even if we are simply sitting, we are still moving through our breath. What we do as a part of this movement lies in the interests that we develop and the patience that we have with this great movement.
It was Jupiter who noticed the chatter first. He was just out there, minding his own business when the noise of incessant chatter fell upon his hearing. In the beginning, Jupiter tried his best to ignore the noise. But like I said, the chattering was incessant and began to take its toll on his mental… Continue reading To Resolve a Conflict
The first boy was shocked and looked down at himself. He did look puny when compared to the other boy. The first boy then thought that maybe the second boy was right indeed. Maybe he was not fit enough to climb this tall a mountain. Maybe he should go back home.
As the woman understood her emotions, she also understood what would happen next. There was a little voice within her that told her what was wrong with her, or what was going to go wrong with her. The woman knew that she was going to fall sick to get back her husband’s attention. She was going to repeat her childhood pattern to gain the attention that she had lost.
She felt lifeless and her body echoed her feelings. She had been sitting on the hard chair outside the operation theater for so long that her legs had lost their feelings.
The mother knew that her son was lost in the confusion of self-doubt, and he was only trying to seek assurance from her. She understood that he was locked in a battle with himself and he was trying to win it from the outside, with her help.
The woman raised her eyebrows as she stared down at her son, the grand warrior, who was afraid of cats.
When the little girl silently moved to take a closer look at the giants, she was shocked to see their eyes. They were all white sockets, completely devoid of their eyeballs! The giants’ eyes were empty!