An (Extra)Ordinary Day

Painting of greenery and bridge by Rizna Munsif

You wake up, get out of bed, get dressed and do things you have to do. Noon comes and you do a few more things you have to do. Some things you do for yourself. Others you do for others. The afternoon creeps on you, and behind the afternoon sneaks evening. Night falls. You sleep … Continue reading An (Extra)Ordinary Day

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Old Man

Sorrowing Old Man (At Eternity's Gate) by Van Gogh

For three years now my grandfather has been dying in a little room pill by pill diaper by diaper spoon by spoon. He cannot walk. He cannot talk. He cannot breathe. Who can tell his sadness? Who can tell his rage? With what effrontery do we hold him by the nose open his mouth and … Continue reading Old Man

Glazed Stroll

Will you stroll with me through my glazed world?See how steadfast they are, these quiet trees.Let's take this path...Careful here... A droplet could fall down your hair and under your scarf and trickle down your spine...Something's waiting for us around the corner...A fallen tree. Weary with glaze, this tree snapped...Come close... See the suffering of … Continue reading Glazed Stroll