Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Paanch Bandar aur Parivaar

Dear Danny,

Today I got to go down memory lane with seeing friends and family! Some of whom I hadn't met in 11 years and some who I met for the first time!

All in all, I think something Didi shared with me today about what Thich nhat Hahn says about acknowledging our ancestry. I also had a conversation about Khalil Gabrail's poem Children. Both of these reminders are important when we think about what has been, where we come from, and those who are yet to see life.

My school friends have known me, and I them, for over 15 years now. It's funny when you meet someone who reminds you a part of yourself you may have forgotten. Or perhaps misplaced. It's a frightening feeling. But past that horizon of fear, lies a sense of comfort and warmth of affirmation. A sense of knowing that I did exist before the existence I so clearly carved for myself. It's fun to hear the stories people remember of those times gone by. Stories that are indelible pages in a book that is still being written.

What's our story going to be like?? I can't wait to keep writing it.


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