I lower my chest and inhale everything blurs the white line in front of me, the screaming crowds. My heartbeat slows and suddenly it’s all clear to me, my own crystal ball In the back ground, the shot explodes and instinctually, I fly I know there are others around me but for once–they, it fades … More The Finish Line
As my year off, sabbatical, leave of absence, whatever you want to call it comes to an end, it’s hard not to look back and search for meaning. When I embarked on these past twelve months, I was so sure I would be standing in a glowing white light of understanding and newness. Some of … More Twelve New Standards
Like the leaves squeezed into bags that line my street, it’s time for me to rest my fingers’ beat. Like the epic finale to Purple Rain, this train that’s mine has bled sweet feasts. Each car that chugs along: an overcrowded taste– at the intersections of so long ago and just now– of gleeful childhood … More Fin Part Trois
An epic journey ends today. Now, Je par, I go back Home sweet home– Filled to the brim I stand today: taller and stronger. All the parts making me whole again.
This is “I’ll come, come again”. An end with a promise—open-ended till when without a known date of reunion for us. The end of breakfasts with idlis and dosas, sambars and upma, and chai. Oh chai! Goodbye sweet papayas, chickoos, and custard apples. Atha’s fish fry and chicken curry too soon. The end of the … More Fin
Five days after I posted about my awesome Camry, who has stood the test of time and seven moves, she didn’t pass the state inspection. Normally, this means something minor, but this time the cost was greater than her worth. Thus, I called it: at 14:00 on Monday October 12th, 2015. As I drove back … More What’s in Your Car?
scattered into tiny bits and pieces south southwest north Northeast hungry to be glued back together they remain– scattered They try and try holding on with the click, click, click of each letter and piece lighting only for fractions tiny instants dangling in between– but in reality they are scattered.