The innocence of Disney movies unfailingly brings tears to my eyes. What I wouldn't give to be able to view the world with the rose colored lens of a child: to be able to find joy in simple things like finding an extra piece of candy at the bottom of the jar or being carried … Continue reading Rose-colored lenses
This Corner of the World
Recently, I ventured into a part of this city and was met with a hit of air which reminded me of home. Not just my home, but of the homes we all carry. As I walked through the mini alleyways and corners of this area, what would otherwise have been normal and mundane stood out … Continue reading This Corner of the World
We've all- collectively as humans from all walks of life- this historic obsession with height. We feel that if we could see everything from a lofty station, or attain high ground or genetically perfect ourselves to be taller, we'd be at somewhat of an advantage. In these frantic efforts to attain height, civilizations have erected … Continue reading An observation
The Unfortunate Ones
No one is coming. Scream as stridently as you can, screech as desperately as your faltering voice will allow, howl as despairingly as your lungs can bear, you may wail inconsolably until the tears streaming from your shrunken eyes no longer dampen your tumefied face. But over here, no one will hear you. Here, the … Continue reading The Unfortunate Ones
wanderings of the mind.
The entire house was silent. No bird sang, no tree rustled and the air was still. I sat in complete silence admiring the tree outside- a mighty, towering being that remained constantly grounded and persistent through all kinds of seasons, civilizations, ages and time. At that moment, the world and this life seemed dreadfully finite- … Continue reading wanderings of the mind.
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World-Elif Shafak
’10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World’ begins with The End- Tequila Leila, a sex worker in Istanbul, lays dying amidst the garbage in the outskirts of the city. Istanbul begins to awake from her slumber in the hours of the early morning, but Leila prepares for eternal sleep. Her consciousness begins to ebb … Continue reading 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World-Elif Shafak
Step Sister-Jennifer Donnelly
Jennifer Donnelly, author of Step Sister, succeeded eloquently in presenting a lesser unknown, brighter side to a widely beloved and unexpectedly dark tale. This is the tale of the ugly stepsisters and the beautiful orphaned maiden, a tale of Chance and Fate. The book begins by describing a gruesome scene of two step-sisters, named Isabelle … Continue reading Step Sister-Jennifer Donnelly
A New Normal
One’s psychological, social and emotional well-being shapes their mental health, which is important for an individual to be able to cope with stress, perform meaningful work, contribute positively to the community and work fruitfully. More recently, societies have seen the adverse effects of neglecting one’s mental health in the rise of mental illnesses which are … Continue reading A New Normal