Wait, I’m an adult now. When did that happen?

You’re walking down the street or driving your car, or going back to work from a cigarette break when suddenly it hits you: you’re an adult now. When did that happen? When did you grow old, when did you leave behind your younger, naive and innocent self? You’re supposed to be a grown up now, but suddenly you don’t feel like one. Suddenly you feel like you’re not supposed to be here, like the world played a game on you, you pressed auto-pilot and it brought you here, without your consent and all you can do now is play along.

Playing with toy scissors

My daughter came to me with plastic toy scissors and started to play with them, as I’m sitting down on the sofa in front of her she takes the two parts of the toy apart by mistake alongside an expression of surprise in seeing the toy breaking apart. I proceed to put it back, she …

A thank you note to the universe.

There are studies, and a hell of a lot of self-help books that make emphasis on how being grateful will improve your happiness, health and well being. Being grateful is said to be one of those “one pill cures all” sort of techniques/behaviours. And it has a truth ring to it, doesn’t it? We all …

Review: Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

My thoughts on: Work Rules! By Laszlo Bock. And a bit about the Google Memo craziness at the end. I always give tags to the books I read using Goodreads, that way I can easily find them in the future and I can measure how many of each type of book I’ve read thus far, …

Poem: The Shape Of Us.

As the wind that washes the shore Corroding the tallest mountains As it whistles songs of love That the trained ear can hear Do we also change When others touch our hearts And slowly shape our lives? When hands are held together And minds wander afar Are we also shaped As we see people come …

On Becoming A Man.

I was watching a movie the other day called “20th Century Women”. In it, a couple of women try to teach a 15 y/o boy how to *become* a man at the request of his mother, since she doesn’t know how to teach him herself. Not just to *be* a man but how to *become* …

A lonely wolf

“You don’t realize how lonely you are, until the person that scares away the loneliness is gone”, he said to himself. “I should post on Facebook a pitiful post about my best friend suddenly disappearing and about how much I miss him”, he continued, in his head. “But thinking myself an intellectual I wouldn’t be …

Poem: Ourselves.

When there is time, we think When the rush of everyday life leaves us Then when we can afford to look into ourselves To understand who we are To look beyond automatic responses Understanding who we are, that’s what we try When there is time, we feel When the weight of false appearances fades away …