When it snows, I want to be somewhere warm

When it’s hot, I want to be somewhere cooler.

When I’m stuck, I just want to walk

When I walk ahead, I keep looking back.

When I’m in the sun, I long for a canopy

When I’m in shade, I long for some warmth.

When I’m alone, I long for company

When I have company, I want to be with me.

When I have silence, I long for a sound

When I have noise, I long for some quiet.

I live here, nor there

I just live in my longing.

I spend every day,

Neither here nor there.

When We Were Little

I remember when I was little, I wasn’t scared of doing anything. Especially, the things that I wasn’t supposed to do – I would do, for sure. I’ve jumped off rooftops, climbed trees, touched a hedgehog, slapped my little brother when he was asleep (ok that was just self defense 😉 ), stolen pickles when Mom wasn’t watching, and the list is endless. And then I grew up. And stopped doing all that I wanted to do and started doing all that I was expected to do. At times, no one but I’m expecting myself to behave and act in a certain way. And as I get older, I realized I’ve been doing it all wrong the last few years (ok, at least 2 decades). I am going back to being what I was. I’m doing all that I want to do again. I’m putting on those skates and then I’ll figure how to slice that ice, I’ll run and learn how not to fall, I’ll swim and learn how not to drown, I’ll sing and learn how to do it better. I will do it all, again!

With You, Beside You

You may be a busy person. You may not have the time for meeting that person for whom you are special. Or they may not be special for you. But have your special set of people who walk with you, even when they walk apart. A sibling, your spouse, your parents, a friend, someone, anyone. We all need these special people in some moments. We all need someone to catch us when we fall.

© Rupinder Narang

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