Do you ever leave your house without your phone, Call up somebody who lives alone? Feel grateful for the friend who was there through the sad, Let your maid have a day off when her back is bad? Do you call up someone just to say hi, Make time to look at the clearContinue reading “Do you ever?”
Do you believe in God but shun religion? Feel that faith strong and quiet will shine out from within? Jai Shree Ram or Praise The Lord, Or Allah Hu Akbar, to me there’s just one God. I can use any name but they all mean the same, For me there’s only Jesus, and I canContinue reading “The musings of a Roaming Catholic”
Sight reading a new piece it’s always TOG, Bit by bit else you’ll have to slog. Go through the motions on days that it’s tough, Because small bits of practise will make smooth out of rough. Later it’s SEP ‘cos you’ll pick it apart, Exploring aurals and technique till it gets in your heart. BecauseContinue reading “How to learn a new piano piece”
Why can’t #Mentoo help #Metoo? Why can’t we have fair laws? Since when does consent turn to rape, Just because a relationship has gone sour? Is it ok to deny any person the right to go? Their right to leave, their right to choice and the right to say no? It takes living with love,Continue reading “Can #Mentoo support #Metoo?”
It brings me such joy to have less stuff, To have less storage and feel it’s enough. To have time to go out, feel the wind in my face, And come home and sit in my favorite place. To not have to struggle when the maid is on leave, ‘Cos cleaning is much quicker thanContinue reading “Minimalism – the way I want to go.”
Can we call out that woman – the one who hates, Who won’t support her sister until it’s too late. Who gives support to the man who does women harm, Even though she knows he’s the one in the wrong. What is within her, what’s behind her thinking? Is it her frustration because she’s hadContinue reading “Can we call out the woman who is filled with hate?”
She goes on leave for just 15 days, From the 15th of Feb, till the 15th of May. 15 and 15 and add some more, Accept that she’s gone and she’ll knock at your door. 15 times “x” – ‘cos she has a long way to go, And you’d rather wait than employ someone youContinue reading “The Maid”
Can we look at the rapist – the one who did wrong? Was it bad upbringing, social issues, or genes gone wrong? Can we look at the man who hammers his wife, And not be the support that bolsters his fake pride. What is the cause of his hate for women, His need or loveContinue reading “Can we look at the rapist?”
Do you want children so quick, or is it the pressure? From family and friends who really should know better. Who should let you do things at your own pace, Take a little time so you have more savings and space. Space in your schedule to spend time with your child, And savings, so oneContinue reading “Do you want children so quick?”
We must make hay when the sun shines bright, Let our dreams change hue in the silver of the night. We must take a turn when the path is blocked, And explore the lanes we usually do not. For the path that’s familiar might lead us away, From roads we must travel to help usContinue reading “Make hay when the sun shines bright”
It used to be Baby, ‘cos they saw I was young, The one they looked after when her parents weren’t around. Then, it was Didi – the elder sister, A young adult woman without a ‘Mister’. But 2 years of marriage and that was all gone, Then I became Bhabhi, their sister-in-law! Now things have changedContinue reading “The stages of my life”
Please pray for our leaders to walk in the light, Whether they do on their own, or because they’re forced to – either is alright. Pray for us all, that we can be the pressure, That we hold on to our values, and let honesty be our measure. Pray that we care for the onesContinue reading “Dear India, Please pray.”
Dear Student, I’m asking you to make an effort. I’m not asking you to succeed, but to just go through the motions to start with. Because I know that success will follow. Because I know, that someday you’ll move on and be independent in learning music. I’m asking you to try, knowing you might struggleContinue reading “Because I know that success will follow”
Freedom is a walk in the warmth of the sun, A fridge well stocked and dinner that’s already done. Freedom is some time with nothing to do, But have coffee or chai in the evening with you. Freedom is the right to express my opinion, That’s tied to a duty to have respect forContinue reading “Freedom”
Men-Oh-Pause, give your wives a break,
Don’t get up and leave them to wash up the plates.
They’re on their feet before every meal,
Cooking and washing and keeping the home clean.
Should I vote for you or should I vote for your brother, The one who will guide you when darkness takes over. Or, should I vote for the winner, support the fair weather friend, Who will swing different ways, depending upon who wins. Will I examine my values when I press that button, Think ofContinue reading “Will I vote?”
Fifty percent still working, Running on hope and on faith. Parts falling off but still running. The support system that takes us from place to place. There’s nothing like a bus ride in the bright morning sun. The wind on my face, and the noise – so relaxing! This is my idea of fun.
I am the colours that come from the light, The colours that change so that dreams can take flight. The colours that are calm and the ones that are not. That change each season, that stay the same for no reason. I am the colours that cling to the light, And I hope I keepContinue reading “The colours”
We take it with us wherever we go, That temple inside that helps us connect with our soul. We don’t really need fancy buildings to worship, Or an outwardly show of this private relationship. We just need some quiet, a place we can find, Even on days that are noisy, to clear the clutter fromContinue reading “The temple inside”
It’s so important to have routines, familiar paths to tread. Time together and time alone, Time to visit our parents and keep in touch on the phone. Time to work and time to relax, Time to move forward and time to step back. A way to help everyone be together, Yet still have the spaceContinue reading “Routines”