Aachen, Radhadesh, Dusseldorf for the 44th
For my 44th my only wish was to pray. To thank God for the blessings. To let go and trust the cosmos. It was a sweet little road trip. It’s almost May, and I still carry with me: the smell of incense, the sound of bells, and a sense of calm.
They hand you a box
They hand you a boxFour neat lines joined at supremely perfect right anglesYour body, rounded at the edges, pliable, more flesh than muscleSqueezing yourself into shape you triumph, look you say, I fitSkin compacted into nothingnessCells harnessed to behave One day, unexpectedly you spill outOver the edges, across the linesMass dictating it’s ruleslook they say,…
Endlessly grey days, damp, and cold.
Snow and Sunshine
The snow did come in soft light tufts, but not as much as promised. The Southern part of the Netherlands was a winter wonderland. However, Amsterdam did not get the anticipated 6cms. All we did receive was a light dusting of powder, almost like the sprinkling of sugar on the poffertjes. Two days later, typical…
Day Out in Delft
Delft is such a pretty little town. It is quaint with crisscrossing canals and arched bridges, cobbled pathways, brickwork, delftware, old architecture, quirky leaning Oude Kerk and the shiny towering Nieuwe Kerk, imposing City Hall, and impressive museums. We planned a day out to enjoy the Museum Prinsenhof. One day was not enough, clearly we…
First Snow: Winter is here
Yesterday, we had the first snow of the season, it came down in light flurries and then a storm, covering everything in a blanket. We were driving when it started and drove through and past the winter wonderland, which surrounded us. The photographs are a study in contrasts, the indoor warmth of home and our…
Leaves – A Ghazal
It is August. Soon we will be in Autumn – Fall. I like the manner in which fall as a word rolls inside the mouth, in the end making the tongue meet the roof of your mouth. For that reason and a few other. Leaves – A Ghazal What eats you from inside gradually…