Saturday, January 17, 2009


I should blog more often. I've been home for almost 6 weeks - not sure why I haven't had a post. Am leaving back to the Apple, coming Saturday. It's been wonderful being home for this long. Am not sure if there'd be many more opportunities to visit, be with mom & dad, family, friends an' all - just like old times. The place has changed beyond recognition - mostly at the surface, or so I believe.

Christmas & New Year's were fantastic. Family gatherings, parties, being with friends - driving around SHJ's town center - into the mountains & desert brings the soul all those goodies it craves. I realize, there's an entire world out there to experience. However, am never sure what it is about this time of the year in the UAE - there's an amazing energy that draws me back to this town every year.

The weather is absolutely brilliant this morning. Am sitting in mom's garden and savouring breakfast and some tea. Her garden looks heavenly - plenty of flowers in full blossom and colours that bright up life. Why can't some things just be the they they are, whilst some perhaps just work out for the better.

Today, my folks celebrate 35 years being with each other.


BuJassem said...

hello dear Mr Rosh.. glad u had a lovely time back home.. u know my thoughts on this.. me thinks it's time for u to make a big change in ur life ;)

Mars said...

happy anniversary to your folks :)

moryarti said...

happy 35th to the parents

frances said...

Happy 35th anniversary to your parents. Glad you enjoyed being back home,hope it fortifies you for when you return to NYC.
Love this post, I could practically smell the gladiolas in the garden.

Jayne said...

Congrats to your parents Rosh. I'm only 3yrs off that anniversary myself - eeeek, I feel old now! Glad you enjoyed your time back in the Sandbox :-)

Lilliy said...

Happy 35 years for your parents... In those days when our parents marry people did really belive in for better or worst.. divorce and giving up was never an option they were partners for life.. these days our generation dont have those values any more its for better but when it is worst its out the door and good bye..
I am glad you had a great time with family some how they revive your soul.. family..

i*maginate said...

rosh - 35 years of your parents being together: happy flowers to all of you.

May your garden bloom colourfully and vibrantly, forever, Amen.

kaya said...

Happy 35th and more to go. Inshallah
What a blessing to come this far, and be loved.