What 2017 Taught Me About Life

What 2017 taught me about life Another year gone, and although each year end marks the passage of time; for me it is marked as a box of lessons I’ve learned, labelled and sealed, pushed under my bed, for the years yet to come.

If I had to look back at 2017 and how it played out, I can easily say it was one of my tougher years.

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An Ode To Humanity

In light of what happened in Manhattan,
A wound was struck deep with a carving fork,
Our minds are wild, but our hearts are sadden’
Starting with 26/11, now to New York.
Like a trail of blood for everyone to see,
A scary sight, from which we flee.

But let’s face it,
the Taj Oberoi attacks were deadly scary,
With 164 dead and 308 wounded,
It’s natural that it would make us wary.
But what happened to dear departed Kasab?
If he’s watching this,
Like salt in our wound, I see him rub.

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The Transformation of a Denim Dress into an Overcoat

“Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward – get real with yourself.” – Bryan McGill
The transformation of a denim dress into an overcoatSometimes I can’t help but notice that there is something about the transformation from a girl to a woman, that marks a transitional change from the way you used to perceive things then, to how you perceive them now.

Whether it is being honest with yourself, taking responsibility, making career choices, dressing yourself – or in this case, accidentally perceiving a denim dress as a denim overcoat.

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Why We Retreat Into The Mountains

Brooding

I’m back in the mountains.

It’s the place I come to when I’m at a crossroad; it’s also the place where I realized I wanted to be a writer.

Of course, my mom had predicted this a long time ago, but it was only when I was up here, did I truly accept it.

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The Beauty Behind Breaking Down

Berlin during WWII

When I first got Lupus, my father used to always tell me about the city of Berlin. Its rise to power, its inevitable fall and the place it has become today.

But it wasn’t until much later that I understood its historical significance and the relevance behind him telling me about it.

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