A receipt of joy unfurled itself from the folds of the card machine. We both watched in wonder as if we were seeing it happen for the first time.

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Food for Love

Normally used to hearing the chomp-chomp of only the food in my mouth, I was surprised to hear, minutes later, an after-sound. Was it an echo from my mouth?

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A Word of Wisdom

The general idea that children are inherently meek and innocent is somewhat flawed. Toothless babies and loud-mouthed toddlers have no notion of societal pressure, they are thus at liberty to script annoying episodes of juvenile criminal behavior. They may get nobler with age but it is true that all men and women were very probably […]

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Srikar’s Wisdom

When in thought over an LHS=RHS sum, or when terribly angry at a student, she was known to caress the boil atop her head in slow strokes, striking terror in every student’s heart.  

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Our Song

The joy drained off my face. She felt the change instantly and clutched at me again, in an attempt to mollify me. I tried to stay in the moment, in that dark room with the television’s shadows serenading us, afraid to let my thoughts wander.

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