Of The Things We Leave Behind, And The Things We Can’t

A woman’s face hidden by scarf, only teary eyes visible

I don’t remember how my father smelled.

It has been over 20 years since he passed away. Of course, I don’t remember. But I am fairly certain that if someone were to bottle his scent and present it to…

The Only Wish That Matters

Last night, while our family sat around the customary end of the year bonfire, someone talked about the Ship of Theseus and its paradox. About identity and its components, about what is left when everything has been replaced.

As a child, I was tempted to…

And More Importantly Do You Want to Quit Your Monday?

To say that 2020 was a difficult year is a massive understatement. 2020 was the year when our collective resolve was tested again and again. When we had to isolate ourselves from our loved ones, our routines, our world, and…

Because It is December 6 Today

Your buildings are fine

The structures you dream of

The pillars you erect

The monuments you demolish

The rubble, the concrete, the bare

Memories of places and times

Baked in bricks

Churned in concrete

Reinforced in steel

Reduced into dust

And ashes

And perhaps a tear

Your buildings are fine

The magnificence transient

The glory a lie

The legacy a trap

And the pain that lingers

And lingers

And lingers on

Your buildings are fine

But the people

It’s the people

Who are not okay

Not anymore

Not in a long time

Day 21 of Project 21 Days of Hope

You stand at the window.
There is a glass cloud in the shape of a heart.
There are the wind’s sighs that are like caves in your speech.
You are the ghost in the tree outside.

The street is quiet.
The weather, like…

Day 20 of Project 21 Days of Hope

I woke up to a Twitter timeline extremely enraged about something J.K Rowling has said. I don’t want to go into the details of the wrongness of her persistent transphobia. The bottomline is that she is no longer the hero we had…

Runjhun Noopur

Author, Nirvana in a Corporate Suit. (https://amzn.to/2Luu8CY). Entrepreneur. Happiness Coach. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://runjhun.substack.com/

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