Waterfall

Life is unpredictable, full of twists and turns. Controlling it is impossible, and so is adapting to change. All said, it is a breathtaking waterfall that takes you to the unknown. It may plunge you hidden depths, or send you to a lake of cleansing water. Either way, go with the flow and see where…

A Heartfelt Ode to Laksa

For those who are not initiated,, Laksa is a dish of spicy noodles with origins in Malaysia and Singapore. Comprising white noodles, thick, spicy coconut gravy, cockles, and cockles, it stirs the palate and is a firm part of South East Asian culture. Here is a short Rondel to this dish. A Rondel consists of…

The Heart Within

Innate Compassion is all about giving kindness freely, completely and above all, naturally. But what does it take to do so? This poem may have some answers.  Door Unlocked Opens Wide ajar To the heart within That drums its beats without reserve Open it with Strength and  Without idea of How its soothing tune may…

Tresses

Change is easier to cope with if we learn how to flow with it; adaptation is key. You cut your hair to adapt to different situations in your life: some willingness to adjust goes a long way. Tresses, straight and extended, Combed and cut to suit days warm With weather harsh or cold now blended;…

Peaks and Valleys

There may be a reason why Providence or Evolution (depending on which theory you may subscribe to) has structured the Earth to have peaks and valleys. For all of us, life has straight throws and curveballs, its ups and downs. As Clark from The Wakefield Doctrine wisely says, life is a mix of experiences that…

Pure honesty

Snowfall White, untainted Crystals reflecting truth Gracing the-the ground with compassion And care.     Like individual crystals of snow, honesty is rare indeed. When someone tells it as it is, that person’s words overwhelm you like snowfall sometimes does. That said, they are pure and untainted.    Honesty is a bitter pill to swallow. The truth is…

Hidden Blessings

If you’ve had hard knocks but are thankful for the bruises, this post is for you. The Powers that Be often showers us with gifts that are so well-concealed that we don’t notice them even if we try. Something may have crushed your hopes for your dream home, but it turns out that the smaller…

Being a Warrior Teddy

You may have tried to extend your hand to feed a little dog, only to end up going to the emergency room because your finger nearly got detached. I don’t need to fill in the blanks. Showing kindness to someone can make you quake a bit. You may get a reaction like this. Compassion puts…

Having a Conviction Backbone

Regrouping after a loss is always a challenge. Most people would rather give up than try.  Why is it difficult to climb over the loss mountain? Your pride gets in the way. The loss of face makes you unwilling to persist. Most of the time, the gravity of the loss is difficult to take in. …

The Good Old Oak

  “It was a mistake,” you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.” ? David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary Trust is difficult for anyone to give. As this little quote shows, you feel responsible and foolish when you extend it to the wrong person. To a large effect,…