Social embellish

Whose son you are

Whose you’re not

Daughter not by any

Coupling double Xs

The neighbourhood, The house

the hand that rocked the cradle

the hand that didn’t

love that wasn’t

The unfair social embellish

Over one’s random gene bounty

For one brings luck

For another just muck

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Pachelbel’s Canon in D

Thanks to GSK & ASM for sharing this with me.

More than a fantasy

Arrogance of benevolence

How often do you wonder

If your work is worthy at all?

If your work touches, cares and feels,

raises, improves…even transforms?

This thought torments, troubles & weighs

Pulls, weakens & preys

And rightly so…for what else

Can check the arrogance of benevolence

February 11, 2021
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Anamalai doodles

Have never sketched. Did not think I could. High school drawing class was misery and perhaps played no insignificant part in this. Year-end slow-down unrelated to COVID-19 helped bring some pause to an otherwise tumultuous year. Two doodles from the hills.

View of estate-rainforest mosaic from the porch
A wannabe Great Hornbill