When Loss is Gain.

​Most days I want a lot of things. In a bizarre twist of circumstance, tonight, I want nothing. It is not just about being satisfied with what I have. I want to want nothing – to have nothing, to be nothing, to know nothing.… Read more

By the Well.

It was noon, it was hot, and he was tired.  Jesus sat down by Jacob’s well in Samaria while his disciples went foraging for food.  He chose to stay behind, because he had an appointment to keep.

She was on her way to draw water in the middle of the day, when no one else would be around.  … Read more

On Birthdays and Milestones.

My mom asked me last week – so what’s your birthday wish?  Actually, I asked myself the same question just a few days earlier.  And I didn’t have an answer both times.

Is my life perfect?  Not really.  So isn’t there something I wish could be different?  … Read more


About two months ago, I heard a conversation that shook me to the core.  All it took was one line.

“Who’d want to marry you?” a male voice had said.

It was spoken in jest, and it was not even directed at me.  … Read more

Happy Ever After.

This will sound jaded – it may even come as a shock to some – but there is no such thing as happily ever after.  At least, not in the conventional definition.  By conventional, I mean boy-meets-girl story that ends in marriage, “and they lived happily ever after.”  That, I believe, is a lie that gets peddled to girls via fairytales with prince charmings.… Read more