Filter coffee feelings

https://filterkoffee.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/a-life-long-disagreement-a-lump-a-void/ Very well captured. Her passing deeply saddened me despite never really following the politics or the news of the state. It surprised me that it didn’t seem to matter that I hadn’t lived in Chennai for over 15 years now -that while reading those headlines late Mon night, it felt like someone had stolen important childhood photographs. Like taking the 29C bus every morning at 7:20am for two years and watching the morning sunshine reflected on those ubiquitous party posters with the two-leaves and her confident face. To me, MY city will never be the same without her. May … Continue reading Filter coffee feelings

“In the midst of life, everything revolved around death”

It took me an entire year to read, but as I flipped the last page of ‘Norwegian Wood’, the overwhelming feeling wasn’t one of achievement but strangely one of loss – I wouldn’t get to be a discreet observer of Watanabe’s world anymore. A feeling of responsibility came over me– to somehow walk over to that phone booth and tell him it was all going to be ok; the way he did for Naoko, for Midori’s father, for Hatsumi; to relieve him atleast a little bit of all that burden he had been carrying at 20 years of age, without … Continue reading “In the midst of life, everything revolved around death”