Salt of the Earth

“It’s not the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” Mohammad Ali Logic does not live in hearts and the mind is no place for love. Passion asks no questions and reason looks for answers. A smile fills an eye and a hug doesn’t satisfy the hungry. SoilContinue reading “Salt of the Earth”

Stimulation of the Simulation

“Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.” Ralph Marston Suitable weather is the utmost prerequisite for playing golf. This winter, I am stuck in New York. And the weather this year is unusually harsh here. That makes golfing out of the question. Although I am used to playing golf on almost frozen grounds, thisContinue reading “Stimulation of the Simulation”

Snow & Smog

It was the second Sunday of the last month of the year 2022. Without being predicted by the weather app, sleet began to fall. It gradually picked up the pace and turned into snow. From there, white flakes continued steadily for hours and hours.  An unusual snowfall brings abrupt changes in activities and mood ofContinue reading “Snow & Smog”

Botanical Stanza

Although Hudson Valley has its own reputation in terms of its scenery and landscape, the colors of October are uniquely magical and mesmerizing. With green trees turning red, pink, maroon, yellow, and off-white, the valley resembles an Indian bride. Where the river, lakes, and the sky add blue to the scene. Black curvy country roads,Continue reading “Botanical Stanza”

Naked Roots

“Whoever has seen a river doesn’t resent giving water to the thirsty.” Rumi A cool breeze dancing through the tall trees tries to win over the peeping sunlight in this dense forest. The River under these trees runs determined and confident. The strong rocks and pebbles are irrelevant to the flow of the water. TheyContinue reading “Naked Roots”

The Masters

“The very center of your heart is where life begins. The most beautiful place on the earth.” Rumi While New York is known for Manhattan and its skyscrapers, the state has much more to offer than that. Most of us usually don’t get a chance to see the rest of the state. Golfers, however, tendContinue reading “The Masters”

Drives in Daytona

“Some human beings are safe havens. Be companions with them.” Rumi Although I don’t know the language of the birds yet, there is no better place than the LPGA International golf course to learn it. An orchestra of chirping followed by the hammering of woodpeckers entwines my heart and soul then and there. Waves ofContinue reading “Drives in Daytona”

Cry of a Current

“Success is in the journey, but reward is the view from the top.” Larry Stevens In the wide world of a wild ocean a cunning current cherishes the openness of it all. A burning star in the bright sky invites the water of the current to evaporate and join a wider world up there. MelodiousContinue reading “Cry of a Current”

The River

It was a sunny day. A warm breeze was trying to announce the arrival of summer. I was lying in a hammock among tall pines on the bank of a melodious river. Sidney Sheldon’s Windmills of the Gods was open on my phone. where it read,  “Just remember, when someone has an accent, it meansContinue reading “The River”

I know

“I am not a body with a soul, I am a soul that has a visible part called body.” Juvairiya Adam We are living in an era of information and communication. We know too much. They all carry encyclopedias in their palms and libraries in their pockets. You name it, they know it. Their high-techContinue reading “I know”