In Praise of the Night

The sky is unbelievable bright tonight. Must be because of the moon, which is big, round, illuminated. I was out on the balcony to collect a towel and the golden-black sky fell over me. There was a star near the moon, appearing like women’s earrings. And there! There’s another one! Sparkling. I first mistook it…

Ten Things that Keep Me Happy

[Writing Exercise with Daily Prompt: Ten] Ten things that keep me happy these days: Hold on. Actually they’re more or less than ten, but I have to stop at number ten since ten is today’s prompt. So here goes: Ten things that keep me happy these days: Wait. Before you proceed please note that these…

Euthanasia

The new vocab I learned today: euthanasia. This is not the first time The New Yorker’s articles made me cry. Rachel Aviv’s The Death Treatment, subtitled ‘When should people with a non-terminal illness be helped to die?’, had stirred me to tears. I ended my Saturday night in my new armchair, moved and thought of…

Someday I’ll Get Old

Today’s Prompt: Someday Someday Someday I’ll become an old lady. A happy old one, I hope. In my last years of life, I’d wake up every morning with the sound of bird songs and the first sun light brushing my nose. That, means I’d be lucky enough to have a space to grow green trees…