You left and said goodbye
Don’t worry, you assured me
And left a slice of pizza for me
But lo and behold, you’re stuck in an island
While I’m here, with my self – day and night
Going out of my mind, lost without you
Five objects I’m allowed to send you
A sharp knife so you can use it for cutting
A big box of matches to start a fire
A plastic sheath to keep you dry
A radio to keep you informed
And me, lovingly wrapped with a red bow!
You left me alone
Sent you things you might need
Lastly, I sent me
Views merged with the light and speed, the son is asleep at the back of the car, we’re listening to some opera, road trip from Germany to Britain is always fun. Car packed with goodies from Germany, our suitcases and some sweets, snacks and drinks. Son wakes up, listens to his music, then gets bored, asking when we are arriving.
Are we there yet?
Street lights and fast cars
Family’s road trip
I woke up this morning, the air was fresh, cool breeze and dark time. Fog all over our garden, children on their bikes, waiting for each other to go to school. Summer is over, children are cheerful with their back packs. The wind whispering as crispy leaves fall from trees, heaps of gold, brown and red on the ground. It’s also time for harvest, our grapes by our front door and the two apple trees at the back. There was not a lot of harvest this year, enough to stew the apples for apple crumble and pies, and the grapes for some juice. We are very grateful for the produce. It’s also the time to take some of our plants, like olives, banana and palm plants in the house, as well as our pet tortoises. No more garden paradise for them. They are staying in with us.
autumn like a dream
when the wind brushes the leaves
fairy tale that weaves
kids back to school
cheerful to see each other
summer is over
crisp copper leaves falling off
chilling the air
The oasis of serenity when everything’s at peace. Blue sky with cotton like clouds, calm sea, green grass and trees and the island across my bench. Birds flying and singing above me, ah, this is heaven! The joy of being here, the freedom I feel of love and happiness. This is my favourite place when I want to be alone and commune with nature, when I want to say thanks for all the blessing that I have or when I want to drown my sorrow and pain, leave them here and move on with life. This is where I can find my peace, to remain whole and to be free. I may not be perfect, but this place is pure bliss.
Oasis of peace
Feeling of love and delight
Sitting on the bench
We’ve almost made it. But not really. Such a shame. If only I could turned back the clock and stayed the way we were, I would. I almost did it – turned back the clock. But it was pointless. What was done was done, what was said was said, what was broken remained broken. Everything happened for a reason. The thing was, we’ve almost done it, almost surpassed the hurdles and challenges that came our way, almost ignored the pain that was hurting, almost crossed the finish line at the end. Oh well, it wasn’t meant to be…
you promised not to leave
but one day you were all gone
and left me crying
It has been a wonderful summer this year. The flowers bloomed, all varieties, birds built their nests, butterflies, bees and hedgehogs visited our garden and the pet tortoises were happy eating their lettuces and dandelions. We were able to cycle to different parks, watched the ducks and geese had their little ones growing. We were also able to swim in the lake, met friends and had barbeque in the garden.
enough cycling and swimming
back to daily life
end of summer
getting cold at nights
leaves are turning red
we’ll always remember you
come back next year
They met at the university. They were doing the same course. Two different people with different upbringing, culture, tradition and religion. They didn’t hinder them to fall in love with each other. And so after they finished their course and Masters, he proposed to her and she accepted. We all gave our blessings and weddings were planned, one in each country of origin. And we were all pleased to be part of these celebrations. May they spend many years of love and happiness together!
their first dance
they looked at each other’s eyes
loving each moment
to have and to hold
with Thaali, garlands and love
till death do they part