The Balcony: a story about place

It took them two years to find a home.  Exactly as they had wanted.  “Location, location, location,” she remembered her friend in real estate saying.  The house was two blocks away from a park, two blocks away from the bus, less than a ten minute walk to the train station, the waterfront along the Hudson…

A festival of light

It’s choti Diwali, the day before big Diwali, the largest Hindu festival of the year.  A new year of sorts.  I grew up in a large family in India, and as a child, I waited for Diwali all year. When I look back, Diwali glimmers in my memory.  I remember my mom dressed in yellow. …

Snowflakes

It began snowing today.   You look at the window, and there they were, dancing outside, flurry-ing and twinkling.  Little ballerinas, these snowflakes in their white tutus with just a touch of holiday glitter.  Your first visit from them this year.  You can hear their laughter, the excited twitter.    You take the dog for a walk…