Reinventing Yourself

How do we reinvent ourselves? When do we reinvent ourselves? Do we need to reinvent ourselves? As I sit in the session of Reinventing ourselves at the IBA conference, speakers discuss personality traits, notions of success and failure, resilience, Maslow’s Needs, making changes and the larger questions of How, Who, When, Where, What? In what […]

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The Japanese maple leaf

(pic source: The Spruce)   It came upon her like a snow flake, As she watched the autumn leaves fall; One stood out, among the green, one perfect Japanese maple 6 leaf fell to the ground. Where it came from did not matter, Taking it in her hand she returns to the kitchen; There smells […]

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To goodbye

He was dragging his heels, as he waited for the car, With an overplucked guitar in one hand and heavy black suitcase large enough to be a bean bag; Friend No.2 comes over, embracing his hands as brothers in arms, And stand calmly in the morning sun.   Time stood still for a moment, The […]

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(source: xpin) Turning their tables sitting in groups of three, They unfold their cards held tightly to their chest; Raising their hands to find like minded people, No names, No ID, throwing pens, sitting down like school kids they begin.   ‘Hush, hush’ calms the teacher, Some stare, others gaze – an important lesson to […]

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Cobble paths

(source: pinterest)   Path after path lay stones meshed on top of each other, Four odd firm trees towering above the wooden house; Fit and fought for fourty years, after demonstrations and blinded attacks, Now eerily tranquil with fabricated striped flags.   Rich golden arches, invoking nostalgia and memories, A grey beard, unmistakenly the Grandfather; […]

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  She reminds me of a dolphin, Dipping her nose in the water and then her toes; Dancing, twisting and vibrations of the waves, jumping and circling from the bubbles beneath her.   She reminds me of my Godmother, baking carrot cakes and homemade hot chocolate; tending to her bonsai trees and pruning apricot branches, […]

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Embracing empathy

(source:   Would having VR experiences make us more empathetic human beings? The Award winning VR Experience –  The Tree  builds upon the life and death of a tree in which participants can actively direct the experience that they engage in in the life of a tree.  When the tree is destroyed ultimately and […]

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