Bangalore is alterning warm weather and slightly warmer one. Today, there was a sudden rainfall in the evening and the city came out of it with wet streets and bright sun. No wonder it is so green and clean in here.

A good sudden strong rain to wash away the filth and then a cheerful sun to bring out the best of it and to give life and hope in shiny colors to everything.

So when a good sudden strong rain comes on you, face it bravely. Don’t run into hiding, don’t try to play tough and ignore it, don’t fall in your place and lose yourself in the wetness, don’t start thinking it won’t stop…. Just stare at the sky, carry on walking, appreciate every knocking drop and let the rain ease you out of everything mortal.

Only then will you appreciate the coming bright sun, its warmth, the radiance it gives to the colors, its sole presence. And then, you’ll give away your skin to dry marvelously and you’ll unfold like a phoenix.

Maybe next time, you’ll be more eager for the rain and will face it with a smile and don’t count it as a sorrow of life or something that should cease to stumble upon you. Maybe next time, you won’t look at it like someone eager for drama or someone annoyed by the thought of being wet.

Comings And Goings

During the Onema festival, my host and his wife and daughter made this portrait out of roses petals. It's a quiet time where everyone helps to make the drawing just as the little girl wished.

The weeks go by with their comings and goings.   Onema festival and Ganesha festival are past, yet I often recall the comings and goings that these celebrations brought to me : the people that generously invited me to share the … Continue reading

Not Okay. Incredible.

Enjoying my own company is like eating fruits: I used to do that in random times of the day and now, I do that most of the day.

It’s such a “peacening” process that I think maybe there’s an even more peaceful state than that, deeper an deeper. I think I even know what it is and it’ll never be neither too soon nor too late for it. I just know it’ll come in perfect time and it’ll be one of the best days of my life.

Meanwhile, I’m reading and taking care of myself: with these five years of scholar struggle, dormitory’s life and social whirlpool, I didn’t manage my time efficiently enough to give my body a “me” time. This is what I’m doing now in India. I’ve graduated with my Bachelor degree, I have steady assignments in my internship. My boss is a wise man taking it slowly and surely with me. My social life is leaving space to more personal life and my health is my current obsession.

So to all my friends, I’m feeling poise and I’m starting to clean my body.

I’m doing more than okay. I’m doing incredible.