It comes as a shock to me. The kind of shock where time suddenly seems to stand still for two seconds. And you feel you are just seeing a scary dream. And that you would wake up and breathe a sigh of relief. Except that you don't. Because it is not a dream. Scrolling all … Continue reading Of battles and smiles
But the next morning when I head out, he starts afresh. No ill feelings. No love lost. Hope unsullied. Barking with the same belief for something he knows might never happen.
The old wooden door creaks in protest as I head out. Still dark. A flash of lightening momentarily lights up the street in front of me. It looks cold, damp and forbidding. Thunder, again. Like an omen.
And then, far towards the edge of the farm, I see them. Coconut thieves! My heart starts to race. I can feel it thud in my ears as I creep closer. A sprint to the next tree trunk. Still unnoticed! Phew! I feel like a crouching tiger getting closer to his prey...
I am too exhausted to panic. I just want to be left there. Lying on the rock. Eyes shut. Gasping for life... (Read More)
5am. That's when the rooster alarm in the barn goes off. When you're a runner living on a farm, that's pretty much also your... Read More.