Three whole years stretched out ahead of me So many people and experiences, all new Three years until I'd then have to decide What I next wanted to do. College is somewhere you enter unprepared Innocent, unexposed to the world Or well - that's how it was for me anyway As my limited world-view then … Continue reading Suddenly; already
On Ash Wednesday this year, I made a decision that I had been avoiding for a few weeks. I decided that, for the first time since when I was about 13 or 14 years old, I would not be sacrificing anything or abstaining from anything during Lent this year. It was a decision I knew … Continue reading On Religion and Reasons: Why Fast for Lent?
The 12 of us sat on tenterhooks, some with their phones, me nervously glancing at my watch and a few others conversing in hushed tones as we waited. Two of us had held on to bits of blu-tack from earlier which we anxiously fiddled with. The three interviewers walked in. They were friendly, enquired about … Continue reading A suspense-filled ten minutes
The alarm rings what feels like several hours too early, and I drag myself out of bed. Soon, showered, dressed in salwar-kurta complete with dupatta, with bag on my back containing all my books and a water bottle, I rush out of the house and to the bus stop. Crushed against numerous others heading the … Continue reading Day in the Life of a Christite
It's a bit late in the year to be setting goals, I am aware, but a lot of these have been ongoing for a while; I'm just making a conscious decision to post about them because I've realised I have only 2.5 months left in the year, and I want to make sure they're productive … Continue reading Goals for 2017: Before I turn 21
I got a hundred followers on my blog this week! It's been an exceptionally active week for me on WordPress. I wrote a post analysing a story that was relevant to a class I take, so I shared that link and got a lot of views through it. I wrote more regularly, having a lot of … Continue reading Blog Milestones: 100 followers!
I should not have to look both sides Before I cross a one-way road, Or hesitate on a pavement because Bikes have claimed it as their own. I shouldn't have to manoeuvre Open drains on every street Or drive through the same old pot-holes That only get worse every week. I shouldn't be afraid to … Continue reading There are problems with my society
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? From when I was a young child, this is a question that I have asked and been asked on numerous occasions. I was an avid reader, and the large number of fantasy books I read definitely must have influenced me to genuinely dwell on what … Continue reading Superpowers in Real Life
"What's your favourite breed of dog?" They asked, out of the blue. "I love them all," I said of course "But how am I to choose?" "Labs I've found most lovable From back when I was small. They're so playful, full of life Shiny coats and tongues that loll. And of course, retrievers, With their … Continue reading Breeds of doggos all around
Sweet little mouth A twitch of the nose Whiskers stand to attention Wise eyes watching A fly on the wall Contemplating a pounce Sitting upright Like the piano I am on All paws in place Dark red collar Quite well-maintained Just my name-tag askew And in the corner Those are my parents On the day … Continue reading Little cat on a piano