Halfway Through

Hang in there; we’re almost halfway through the year! This time of the year happens every year. But for so many reasons this year is very special to me. All-Time Favorites photo challenge caught my attention and its time I pause to reflect and celebrate that I’ve made it this far. January 2018 – Friend’s Wedding…

Book and coffee

Sometimes a cup of coffee and a book is more interesting than the conversation. The sip The warmth The smell The peace

Mslazyboots in paradise

“Gar firdaus bar-rue zamin ast, hami asto, hamin asto, hamin ast.” “If there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here.” – Amir-e-Khusru Dehluvi Mughal Emperor Jehangir Said it all when he visited Kashmir in the 17th century. You’ve been places and you’ve been places, but if you have not visited this…

Escape

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.” — John Ruskin I witness most amazing sunset every day from my office window. Taking a few minutes out of my day to experience some of the golden hours is worth. Just a 20-minute dose…

I’m holding onto hope

Why is it when I see you I feel the pain in my chest! I just can’t help myself From loving you Even though you still don’t understand. I cannot sleep I bury my head in covers I toss and turn, As I lay there All I could think of, is how much I miss…

Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

 “Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece” ― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita Oh my god. This book gave me nightmares. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked this book up but it can be interpreted in so many different ways by different people. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov’s masterpiece (disturbing masterpiece;…

Goodreads Challenge

“You know that feeling,” she said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if…

The Forty Rules of Love – Elif Shafak

‘Not so good, not so bad’ “Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we have not loved enough. ” – Elif Shafak , The Forty Rules of Love The Forty Rules of Love is written by Elif Shafak, a French-born Turkish writer….

Unplugged

Sometimes, we all need a break from these little glowing boxes. How do you know when it’s time to unplug? What do you do to make it happen? I read Reading makes me happy George Martin has said, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.” When you read, you know that feeling. When you…

Letters to Milena – Franz Kafka

This is one of a kind book I have read. And I enjoyed it literally. Kafka’s language was painful and also beautiful at the same time. But at some point, the book felt boring because of one-sided letters. I have never before encountered writing most amazing, touching, beautifully crafted one-sided missives of love, longing and…

life beneath layers

“What can we expect from an empty shell Where many hearts of pearl once beat to dwell Waves fail to break hard layer’s bond of love Wailing shore sends memoir to the sky above” ― Munia Khan “She did not know yet how sometimes people keep parts of themselves hidden and secret, sometimes wicked and unkind…

Unconditional wait

He asked me, would you wait for me? (No matter where I travel to I’m coming home to you If you’ll just wait for me) I’ll wait, I said. (Our time together will be worth waiting for) Waiting