It’s only been a year and we are going home. We thought it would be two or even three. Three years away from the red and blue lights of London, the estates, the winding streets of terraced housing, the tube, the grit. I was ready to leave at the time. London had become like a… Read More Coming Home: Thoughts on What Makes a Home
There is a frail old lady in our neighbourhood, who wanders the streets in the afternoon dressed in a sari. The saris are always tatty and loosely worn. The old lady passes fellow pedestrians without acknowledging their presence. It is as if she does not see them at all. If you say hello, she barely… Read More Losing and Finding Stories
Do you remember how it was when you were a teenager and you were unsure of who you were? Social situations were a clumsy affair whether at home or further afield. You wanted to be understood, but communication was not always your forte. You preferred to hide away in your room with your nose buried… Read More On Belonging and Individuality
Last week, someone I love confided how in me about how low she was feeling. We spent nearly an hour talking about her feelings, what she felt had gone wrong and how she could get to where she wants to be. I walked away from the conversation hurting for her but when I replayed the… Read More How Good a Listener Are You?