I’ve never seen my dad cry before! My grandmas, my aunts, grandad, and my mum too. I didn’t realise how much I and my getting married meant to them. It’s not a casual, nice celebration, it’s of big grand proportions of big grand and deep meaning. This overwhelmed me and I started crying too but the aachaar (pandit who does the ceremony) as well as some elders told me not to cry so I tried hard to hold it in.
Where are you? I’m here, waiting But no longer half; I’m now a grown woman Strong, independent and capable Living every day well; I find happiness in The infinite sky, the swaying branches, Smiles and kindness of all people. Still, sharing would be fun (And you are late!); There is so much more to learn, … [Read more…]
I’m looking at everything I use and wondering; Where did this come from? How was it made? What did I kill for it? So maybe I didn’t hold the knife but as a consumer, I am what feeds the system to continue doing what it does.
To learn as though blind
Each tiny line
On your fingers;
To memorise with my fingertips
Of your face;
No amount of violence we can subject those aggressors to can take away her pain. Nothing can undo that devastation. But by subjecting them to the horrors many of us have vividly envisioned administering to them, we only add to the total depravity of human nature.
When our eyes met, the winds became brighter
Today I learnt how magical love is
This nameless pain,
Why doesn’t it stop?
What has finished,
Why doesn’t it pass?
Gottingen itself was also quite pretty but I’m sure my impression was strongly influenced by the fact that I saw it on two lovely spring days with the sun shining bright and florescent green leaves peeping out of the distrustful trees.
I couldn´t help feeling a little disillusioned about getting ahead in science. It seems that networking, having the right friends, is important wherever you go, in any field. And it sometimes results in being the final factor beyond qualification and ability. Professors get authorship in more publications just because they form a collaboration with some people even though they actually haven´t done any of the work for that study. The scientific community isn´t deviod of human nature. I don´t know what made me expect it to be. It will be a challenge to be in it without falling in line with these kinds of shortcuts. Let´s see what the following years throw my way.
A beautiful night has passed, don´t know when you will come
The seasons of the world have changed, don´t know when you will come