Beach nights.

Today wasn’t a good day. It was a bad one, to say the least. There’s just so much going on, and with everything in my head, I wasn’t able to play with my student. Still, work is work, and I had a few hours with her. As I held her hand and stared into space…

The art of living.

Living is indeed an art. The common misconception about art though, is that it only comes with natural talent- either you have it, or you don’t. Some people draw, some paint, and some express their “art” in other ways, like photography or music. This is true, perhaps, to some extent, more towards the way we…

The Fear of Being Alone

I’ve had this conversation many a times with friends. I thought I was alone in having a fear of being alone. Turns out, many of us have this fear. It doesn’t mean we like being around large groups of humans either. It only means we can’t be by ourselves, or don’t know how to be by ourselves, at home or outside.

As sparks fly.

People will try to hurt you with words- people who call themselves your friends will go around in circles, sometimes kicking you down, just so they can stay afloat. It’s called self-interest, and it usually transcends friendship and similar sentiments. There will be better people- people who stay by your side as the world starts…

Fake It Till’ You Make It

Many of us pretend to fit in, to be normal. Standing out (for the wrong things) is not that fun. We lie to ourselves, to the people around us, to the people we think we love. We hide our true selves because we are afraid other people would not understand. We are a clusterfuck inside,…

Happy birthday, self.

I guess I should begin by thanking people, because it’s what people do. Thank you, everyone, for the kind wishes and continual support, from people who are true, the hypocrites, and everyone in-between. It’s been a tough year, but then again, every year is tough and it’s hard to measure which is tougher. There isn’t…