Something Just Like This

Snow started falling sometime during early Sunday even before the sunrise. I woke up to a winter wonderland. It’s been snowing ever since and it is Tuesday now. It’s like a long dream that I do not want to wake from. I always daydream of flying to Finland and visiting Rovaniemi for a long winter….

Warm Corner

You got to have a warm corner where you can cocoon inside and nurture your soul. I have such several places throughout my small country house. This morning, I found myself curled up here in this comfortable corner of my couch in the living room. Covered in my white winter blanket with white cushion supporting…

This Emptying

*** We finally had some snow yesterday. This winter has been unusually warm and I almost gave up on the hope of seeing the snow. I love the purity of the landscape in the backdrop of snowy winter day. Everything is reduced to the simple purity of whiteness. All my busy thoughts vanish when I look…

The Jump Start

* * * When you feel like losing your grip, that is the best time to pray. Clasp your hands and hold on tight. Kneel on your humble knees, turn off the light and look inward. Hear your heart crying out… HELP!!!! And start to engage in the conversation between the heart of your soul…

The Flight

* * * Winter light displays are installed every few feet of the park path. The lights are not on yet. It’s only 9 in the morning on sunday. It’s quiet in the park. I don’t see a soul. Only a flock of birds napping on the lake, gently gliding on the serene glossy water….

Breath of Life

  It’s not often that I get to stay home at 9 in the morning. By this time, I have already logged in at least a few hours at my morning job as a barista. I have probably met at least 50 or 60 people by now, talking incessantly for a few hours and my…

Between Mind and Heart

  The dry leaves barely hanging on the trees The winter arriving fast at the door of my mind Still hanging on to the fall, I write these words to you because– I fall fast, once I start to fall. I am the fast falling kind.   I write to you somewhere between my mind…