Things we can learn from COVID-19

Wash your hands.Lend a helping hand.Care for those in need.Respect your elders.Pause.Spend time with loved ones.Actually pay attention.Take care of yourself.Stop running around.Prioritise [your] essentials.Don’t be a hoarder.Stop chasing everything.Be grateful for what you have.Be grateful for those around you.We are in this [world] together.Stop fighting change.Learn something new.Stop over-identifying with comforting habits.Stop blaming the […]

This is it

It’s personal. This year. It’s all about knowing. Yes. That’s the word for 2020. Knowing. The last decade began with me not knowing myself. Actually, I had no idea that I didn’t know myself. If you had asked me back then, I would have denied it quite vehemently. I would’ve said I know exactly who […]

Finding me

“I would’ve thought you are a writer.” I don’t know what it is that the girl in the chocolate store in Belgium saw in me, but it was more than I had ever seen in myself. She saw my truth, she saw me for who I was. Writing has been my singular truth long since […]

Beyond Words

I hesitate to write, it’s a new feeling. My mind is blank, or maybe too cluttered? There is no prompt today, there hasn’t been for a while. I’ve been avoiding it. I shy away from words, I don’t know my story yet. Excuse. It’s the end I am mistaking it for, forgetting there will be […]

Resistance

A room full of people, unknownMuch different, alikeSongs, poems, and storiesOne theme – Resistance Young children they wereA voice they hadSomething to sayAbout – Resistance She sang a songI’ve grown up singingWe shall overcomeSoon, SomedayWith – Resistance They played a tuneI’ve known the rhythmYet tears rolled downWithout – Resistance Stories were sharedFears and hopes feltTogether […]