Broad Shoulders

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. Proverb The last year or so has probably been the most stressful of my life. There have been some ups and downs, as there always are, but it’s been a bumpy ride from start to finish. Thinking about the year I had and the […]

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When Drugs are Bad

Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls. Anaïs Nin Since I was a child, I was made to fear drugs. The message had been hammered into my head over and over – by my teachers, parents, […]

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True Colours

  “You’re actually friends with that smelly Paki?” Nick might not remember at this point, but I do. I don’t exactly remember what happened next. Nick might’ve punched the kid in the head, or maybe he annihilated the kid by launching into a vicious tirade in Greek. Probably the latter in this instance since we […]

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Crossroads

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself. Lao Tzu I’m feeling incredibly incomplete these days. On the surface, it seems like my life is finally going in the direction I’ve always wanted it to go, but it’s not bringing me happiness. It’s confusing me. […]

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New Beginnings

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. T.S. Eliot Time and place have been major themes of my writings so far this year. Since I found out that I’d be moving to Mississauga to pursue my […]

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Au revoir!

 I believe that one can never leave home. I believe that one carries the shadows, the dreams, the fears and the dragons of home under one’s skin, at the extreme corners of one’s eyes and possibly in the gristle of the earlobe. Maya Angelou Saying goodbye to home was more tearful than I expected. I […]

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Ramadan Musings: Day 8

  The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. Eleanor Roosevelt Its very rare that I wake up on the wrong side of the bed, but today was one of those days. I was irritable for the […]

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