Posts Tagged ‘ love ’

When words don’t count

Heart beats stops and there is complete silence

Silence. When words fail you Or you know They will cause more Harm Than good. Silence. When you’re Hurt or Angry Or just want to Get back at Someone. Silence. When you want To ruminate; When you’re Disappointed; Or when you’re Overwhelmed With joy. Silence. When you have So much to Say That you...
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The hoopla of marriage

Traditional Indian Marriage -- Wedding Ceremony in my parents' living room

Weddings are a special time. For most people, it is a time of celebration and parties. The ceremony symbolizing the union may vary in each culture, but the ethos is the same: it’s a time for new beginnings. A time when two families, not just two individuals, join forces. And society acknowledges, and blesses,...
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Remembering Daadi

Daadi

Daadi was the epitome of resilience, compassion, patience and devotion. Not once did she lose her composure in the six odd decades she lived on this planet. Not when she was wheeled into the intensive care unit. Not when doctors gave up on her. Not even when Daada, my stone-faced grandfather, broke down the...
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According to you

powerful woman

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu1aQvm5MrU I’ve been hearing this song play on the radio repeatedly for a week now, and while the tune’s catchy, I want you to take a moment to listen to the words. Here is the audio file, if you can’t watch the video above. The lyrics disappoint me. But I can’t fault the artist,...
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Being right all the time

Guest post

The following is a guest post by Bill Bruner, a father of three girls who loves the outdoors and believes in helping people and organizations in any way he can. A tax accountant for the past 11 years, Bill was previously a professional actor doing regional theater and radio/TV ads. I am grateful to...
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Forgive and forget

Forgive and forget

Move on Let the healing begin So what if he raped you And beat you senseless? So what if he violated you When you were 8 And he was your grandfather? Go to your happy place And pretend He never cheated on you That he never felt another woman That he alienated himself Physically...
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The seven ages

The Seven Ages of Man

These days I am reminded a lot of Shakespeare’s “The Seven Ages of Man” from the play “As You Like It.” I had it memorized for elocution contests in school and remember being lauded for my oratory. One teacher had commented that the passion I bring to the poem tells her I “get it.”...
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Open for Sex

monogamy

A couple of weeks ago I was driving to the dentist’s and heard about Mo’nique’s open marriage. The kind where the husband and wife amicably agree to having sex with other people — no need to cheat or lie. No secrets. No regrets. No complications. Or so they say. The rationale for open marriage...
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I love you, Ma — part 2

scared Ma in water

This is part two of a two-part essay dedicated to my mom. Read part one here. Ma opted for voluntary retirement at the peak of her career. After committing 28 years of her life to the bank she quit at the prime age of 48. She said she needed to do it, so I...
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I love you, Ma — part 1

Ma has an infectious laugh

This is part 1 of a two-part essay dedicated to my mom. The entire essay is also an entry in BlogAdda’s Tribute to your Mom contest sponsored by Pringoo. My mom’s not the typical mother. She never has been. Ma was always there — and still never was. I served food for myself when...
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