My idea of having coffee before I met my husband, was long conversations sprinkled with sipping the sweetest, most caramel-flavored coffee over the length of the conversation, sometimes slower.
...is the day Max was born, about 16 years ago. I've written about Max before very briefly here. He was my first four-legged sibling. I had just about graduated high school when he passed away and it took my mind about three months to understand what that means and how it was going to change my daily life. Today, I know how it has changed my life, in a broader sense.
Anu is possibly north-east Indian. She has shiny black hair that is tied up most of the time (because I see her only when she is working). She has a heart-warming smile that makes her eyes smaller than they already are: the kind that makes you smile back. She's not so tall and looks fragile... Continue Reading →
Last time this year, I was cold, homesick, lost and fighting to keep hope flickering. After all that sadness, all those tears and screams that Heiko had to endure, we have found a system that keeps things going. It's not perfect, but it is something. I have found a version of me that has adapted to this strange land, full of its strange people...
How much I have associated (my favorite fairy-tale) Rapunzel's long hair with the Malayali bride's hair style! It's probably the only reason that I had for being adamant about what kind of wedding I wanted (apart from the fact that it's only a fifteen minute ceremony). I have watched my sisters-in-law adorned with hundreds of white Jasmine flowers on their respective wedding days. It was something I always wanted when I got married, even if it was to a man from any other culture.
Post the Euro Cup, I have realised how very German I am. The change is pretty significant. Read about how I am now a fan of the German football team and my other "German" ways...
Sometimes (most times), planned days can't foresee easily avoidable crisis. This one is about an accident that made me lose something precious (it's material, so not so serious), but also taught me an important, practical lesson.