As humans we pride ourselves for being at the top of the food chain. Our ancestors clawed their way to the top so we, their progeny could go to supermarkets and shop the various aisles for produce, meat and dairy that are now made so easily available for us. Continue reading “Top of the food chain: Price we pay”
I’m an introvert. There, I’ve finally said it! Introvert means a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s become a buzz word lately, social media agog with articles on how to be a successful introvert, how to deal with an introvert partner, how introverts can find love, so on and so forth. I’m beginning to think that I’m a member of a special species now and might get whisked away to a lab at any moment now to be tested and studied. 🙂 I don’t think the designers of the Myers-Briggs test knew when they created it, what a commercialized angle the introvert/extrovert/ambivert classification would take on.
Pictures are worth a thousand words. Or is it also emojis in this day and age? The plethora of emojis available out there for each of us to use to share our emotions is astounding. For someone like me who loves using emojis and animated emoticons, it is expression heaven! Yet I had not heard of World Emoji Day until today.
An infant smiling in his sleep. The sound of children laughing. Teenagers huddled around a laptop all giggling shyly at the picture of a cute guy. A couple at a table happily looking into each others’ eyes as they chuckle about an inside joke. A warm smile or the titillating sound of laughter is without doubt the universal language of happiness. How can one not get drawn to it! Ever had a really bad day only to run into someone that smiles at you? You feel it warming you up too. You want to and do smile back. Maybe even nod to acknowledge them as if to say thank you.
“I’ll see you when I come back next month, love.” Joe said as he shrugged on his jacket and wrapped a wool scarf around his neck. He was a smart dresser and Laila enjoyed his company. He always treated her like a lady and in addition to her body, he genuinely appreciated her sharp mind. Laila pulled on her red satin robe, her perky breasts stretched against the fabric and walked him to the door. “Stay warm, love.” she said fondly “I’ll see you soon” she added as he let himself out.
I’ve been away from home going on 2 weeks now. A week in New Orleans with a day to be back home and then off to LA for another week of offsite meetings. I’ve never been away from home this long with the exception of my trips to India. That doesn’t really qualify though since my parents’ house was ideally my very first home anyway.
Being on the road all the time, sleeping in hotel beds and eating prepared food sounded like fun when I used to consider consulting jobs. Work Monday through Thursday, be home for the weekend and off again. Seemed adventurous. But actually doing it has made me realize, I’m a homebody.
New Orleans or N’awlins as the natives call it, is a little slice of heaven on earth. To call it a melting pot would be an understatement. It is a massive bubbling cauldron of joie de vivre that often spills over and you cannot but get swept up in it all. From the inebriated, bead-laden adventures of Bourbon Street to the heartwarming street performers to the mouthwatering Cajun and Creole cuisine, this little city knows how to appreciate life!