My Parents, My Superheroes

My dad was in the merchant navy and so as a child we used to sail a lot, visit different countries, and spend a lot of time together as a family in the middle of the seven seas. I still have this distinct memory of the three of us walking down the jetty one day, my hands in theirs, singing some random song I came up with in the moment. This was when I was about eight or nine and it was one of dad’s last voyages. I thought to myself, was this going to be the end of our happy bubble? Thanks to the best parents I could wish for, it wasn’t and they continue to be the biggest blessing in my life.

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Magic X: My rendezvous with Ed Sheeran

There’s your idea of love and then there’s a lego house filled with love built by Ed Sheeran. Once upon a chai I received this random call. A call that went like “Hey Chriselle! Congratulations!!! You’ve won a ticket to the Ed Sheeran concert in Bombay and a Meet & Greet with the man himself!” And as the date neared, I was living the dream – Ed Sheeran, his guitar and my racing heart.

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What it means when she pulls away

I haven’t ever really thought about being different or feeling emotionally needy because of who I’d become. But it was true. I always looked for the most “ideal” thing but when it got real, I always pulled away.

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Happy birthday, Dad!

Lately I’ve been feeling cold at the thought of losing you even in spirit. It’s strange how the memory of death, even after years, just seems to come more to life.

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