Guilt, anger, peace

The earsplitting screech of a thousand tires mixed with the grinding of heavy machinery -- that's what it sounded like. I was riding my bicycle down to the market on a sunny winter day when this monstrous noise forced me to a halt. It took me a while to figure out what the hell was … Continue reading Guilt, anger, peace


Innocent wonder

I showed the full moon to a toddler a few weeks ago. She was mesmerized, transfixed at the sight of this circular, pearly object I pointed at. I felt quite pleased with myself -- not every day do we get to invoke such wonder in others so easily. I speculated whether, by some random chance, she … Continue reading Innocent wonder