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Peace 25

Peace

Is the yearning for peace sentimental and cliched? The war mongers and politicians certainly think peace is over rated because they believe their country will seem much stronger to the rest of the world...

Offspring - three daughters 19

Offspring

Offspring, once you have them, seem to believe that their parents married only to give birth to them. That view that the entire universe revolves around them is supported by parents’ adoring if half...

Nonchalance - falcon 17

Nonchalance

I found it best to cultivate nonchalance in the face of the turmoil that accompanies the end of a marriage. Cool composure and an apparent lack of concern were the best way to handle...

Made for each other 30

Made for each other

“They’re made for each other,” we gush when we see a couple in love, as though we aren’t enough by ourselves but need someone else to complete us. Very sweet and almost every married...

Captain Picard gify Laughter 34

Laughter

Laughter doesn’t seem to quite fit in with the Lexicon of Leaving, does it? If Captain Picard trying not to laugh made you smile or even laugh you know the feeling of liberation from...

Karma puppet 35

Karma

We throw the words ‘kismet’ and ‘karma’ around quite casually to explain events in our lives because doing so takes the burden of the incident away from us and our actions placing it quite...

Justify your actions 18

Justify

Can I justify my divorce and do I need to? I was certainly expected to by many who had no business asking for justification. Friends who didn’t want to understand and acquaintances from a...

Individuality expressed as a tattoo 27

Individuality

There’s a very strange reaction to the idea of individuality in India, specially for a woman. She isn’t really expected to have any, in fact it’s better if she fits in quietly. Individuality is...

Hindsight 17

Hindsight

HINDSIGHT IS WONDERFUL. IT’S ALWAYS EASY TO SECOND GUESS AFTER THE EVENT Hindsight is so beneficial. So much is revealed to us after the event, specially in relationships if we do the work of...

Gauging the distance 16

Gauging

Gauging the distance She ventures to bridge it Shock of cold water Haiku 2 Grape juice in a trance Two glasses transparent red Now shattered Haiku 3 Garbled sentences Mixed up communication Warmth forgotten...

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