Archive for December, 2009

A lot of people like snow. Many frown on it; others call it the white culprit of the road troubles.

But as for me, snow gives me the feeling (just a feeling) of accepting the realities in life that are tough to handle, and deal with the facts “on the ground.” The mantle of snow suggests a life-tracker like me to look up and look more closely at the edges of every cloud and find the silver lining.


When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow your trampoline 🙂


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1. Today, I danced under the snowfall. It was amazing.

2. Today, I realized I don’t have what it takes to make it through to become that something I wanted to be. Ironically, I had hit the bottom when I reached the top.

3. Today, I grieved over the death of a research project. The result was  absolutely, disturbingly terrible. It was the first and the worst feedback I have ever seen in my life. And that very single word was like a weapon turned against me like a dagger.

4. Today, I found  Zumi Armani, my cat, licking my tears away. I was not sure if he knew I was down, but it made me giggle. Sanity saved!

5. Today, I wanted to hug my mother even for just a mile a minute but we’re Roman miles away from each other.

6. Today, my mind went numb, too much going on, but I was moving like a machine dragging my burdens to nowhere.

7. Today, my mind, my thoughts seemed really lame and narrow. Busted.

8. Today, I sat down on my own little world— contemplating, feeling dramatic and laughing at myself.

9. Today, I pondered over Helen Keller’s words- “The world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.” Thank you Helen. That has been a big help.

10.Today, I am going to enjoy my lobster dinner. TYG.

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White flakes of snow falling,
A change of mood I’m feeling.
Joy from within is showing,
Snow gods I see ’em smiling.

As out the window,
Girls, putting on a show,
Boys, going with the flow.
Take it slow snow, take it slow.

Upon this afternoon
I wish to get out of my cocoon,
To dance under this heaven’s boon
Oh snow, don’t peter out so soon.

December 15, 2009
I wrote this poem while waiting for the next class.

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