TRANSIENTS

Now we are here, in time and space, experiencing a moment unfold, then we are gone to our next destination. We are tourists seeing only what time allows. Then we go home and the world goes on, changing each moment. Yet we dare hope for things that last in this world that begins and endsContinue reading “TRANSIENTS”

AWAKENING (WPC: It’s Easy to be Green)

The hour of darkness has passed. Here I stand, bruised and shaken but whole. I have remained true to who I am, even when the temptation to give up was most strong. I have not done great things. I have not changed this world. My glory is passing down  the life I have  been given.Continue reading “AWAKENING (WPC: It’s Easy to be Green)”

A KISS IN THE SNOW

It is a kiss like no other – heartfelt tender – that began when your eyes lit up when you saw mine across the room and you came to me as though you’re drowning in need of air. Your lips met mine like a butterfly landing on a flower. No words capture the spell bindingContinue reading “A KISS IN THE SNOW”

MUSHROOM INVASION (for WPC: Chaos)

This fall, our backyard brought us a wonderful surprise: mushrooms! In the previous years, we only had about a few mushrooms. But this year, they were literally covering a good chunk of our backyard. They grew in clusters, and sometimes, one on top of another and another.  Here I thought that they grew like umbrellasContinue reading “MUSHROOM INVASION (for WPC: Chaos)”

QUEST FOR PEACE

I flew to the stars shared the vacuum that’s their space – chaos bothered me. I ran to the woods lost the world among the trees – the rustling leaves brought the world’s cries to me. I rushed to the battlefields muzzled the guns stopped the wars healed some wounds dried some tears still –Continue reading “QUEST FOR PEACE”

FUN AT THE LAKE (WPC: Fun)

Away from the monitors of television and computers, a child discovers the joys of interacting with nature. Here, my son (and the other children with him) enjoyed the ducks and the ducklings swimming in the lake. He had a lot of fun feeding the ducks chips from his snack bag while he himself had someContinue reading “FUN AT THE LAKE (WPC: Fun)”

MORNING WALK IN THE WOODS (WPC: Morning)

I rarely go walking. I find it burdensome to walk around town with children in tow. Half the time, I am dodging traffic and the other half, keeping rowdy children safe. There is no time to stop and enjoy the scenery, if there is any. I cannot walk at my own pace. But we areContinue reading “MORNING WALK IN THE WOODS (WPC: Morning)”

MARCO POLO’S SHIP (WPC: Narrow)

    In Roger Williams Zoo in Providence, RI is an exhibit dedicated to Marco Polo’s adventures.  A prototype of the ship that he used for his voyages was on exhibit.  I do not know how accurately it represented thee ship.  If it did, then the cargo hold of the ship would have been too narrowContinue reading “MARCO POLO’S SHIP (WPC: Narrow)”

NOT YOUR USUAL FAIRE (WPC: Extraordinary)

  Beyond these gates was an enchanted forest full of people having a grand time. Interesting folks inhabited the woods.  They filled it with music – death defying acts –  laughter and heroism and courage. It was a place to meet interesting people:  knights sweltering in late September heat – a queen and her ladies-in-waiting relaxingContinue reading “NOT YOUR USUAL FAIRE (WPC: Extraordinary)”