Wise and insightful, Compassionate and kind, She was our Minerva, Enlightening all our lives. A brilliant creator, She was gifted with a quill, Letters inked sparkling, Giving wings to her ardour. Her voice, her strength, Feeble minds couldn't withstand, Violent hurricanes of patriarchy, Ruining her zealous castle of sand.
//Heap of talent, Kindled with passion, Why then were her dreams crippled?//
Mine is a stretch of quiet joys inspiring me to live and write about. Telling me to switch off my phone, find a space in the balcony and bask on the gentle zephyr promising peace, all mine to enjoy on a lovely afternoon. When the weather is made of beautiful dreams and the sepia glow frames a cinematic view as Christmas songs fill the air with warm nostalgia, I take a deep breath and let it all sink in.
Days like today fill my cup with hope to the brim. When the sun paints the skies with the most breathtaking hues of blues, washing away all the ugly blues. Like a soothing balm doing wonders to the weary soul, making me feel everything is going to be fine.
I no longer count the days and try to label them good or bad. I simply take them as they are and receive the gifts they have for me. The lessons and life hacks that get me through trying times and keep me sane amidst the chaos and uncertainty. I'm not going to pretend that it's all sunshine from this side but I dwell on the gentle knowing that no matter how seemingly strange or dark a season is, it always carries some light.
It may seem hard to find things to celebrate about nowadays when the world seems to be upside down and things can get overwhelming. But we will surely get by.
Cherish tidbits of happiness no matter how small they may be. Look for the little packets of silver linings scattered on secret corners you'd never imagine waiting for you to be found. When all else fails, still, be gentle with yourself. Breathe deeply like you never did before. Let the soothing zephyr touch and heal your soul.
Breathe. Hold space. Embrace the gentle parts of today. Of every day.