Saturday, March 3, 2018

these days (and nights)


You yawn
(mouth wide open)
moving clouds
as you exhale.

In the early weeks of January Sandeep and I welcomed our son Siddharth into our lives. Since then it's been a whirlwind of a time with day and night merging into a marathon of feeding, changing diapers and getting baby Sid to sleep. What rises like butter in all this is the beauty Sid brings to our lives. He teaches us to enjoy little things with him, like the play of light and shadow on the wall. His eyes open wide with wonder as he looks at the drama of light and for a moment forgets that he's hungry. He has a little smile as he listens to us talk to him, and he mews much like a cat in response to our questions.

Like his namesake, Siddharth asks us to be alive to the here and now. How could we refuse?


  1. The joys he brings will include a whole lot of self-discovery.

    1. I am sure it will. It's been amazing to observe his curiosity about the world around him.