Poem on a cold December morning

(Looking outside the window, I see the gray sky and the branches of trees, mostly brown also with brown leaves, slowly swaying with the wind and I hear the sound of lazy rain, with some of the raindrops making a metallic sound as they hit the windowpane. Every now and then, a slight rumble of…

Happy Yuletide!

It is the time of the year again when families and loved ones gather. This year is different from the previous years when family and loved ones can come together and have big celebrations. For some, it is even more difficult because of losing a loved one, having the business closed, and being laid off…

40 Days Before Christmas 2020

It’s mid-November now. It’s as if time flew by like a shooting star or a meteorite. But unlike a minute fragment of a heavenly body hurtling through space, leaving with it a trail of fleeting light, and giving the superstitious who were lucky enough to be looking at the dark sky when it passed by…

My First Vienna Trip

Last week of December 2018. I loved the serene vibe of the city. The streets were clean, the Prater park where we strolled and where we walked from the apartment to church was spacious and relaxing, and traffic flowed slowly where I stayed. There was no frantic honking of horns nor rowdy speeding cars. The…