MALINI'S BLOG

Anything Can Happen

  I’m walking with bare feet on very soft cool grass. The sun feels warm and so, so bright, almost Australian. Except when I look up I see soaring snow-capped …

It's a Dangerous Business

“Gandalf: Well, all good stories deserve embellishment. You’ll have a tale or two to tell of your own when you come back. Bilbo Baggins: … Can you promise that I …

Wrapped in Love

Twenty minutes. That’s all I had from when I put the phone down to when I had to be there. Blair was leaving his shop in twenty minutes and I …

A Letter to Greg on his Birthday

Gregory, How could I have guessed that as a young girl of twenty four, marrying Greg Parker would turn my little life into some kind of epic Drama-Sitcom-Musical-Circus?! Twenty-eight years …

In Pursuit of Awe

My Lovely Friend and I were having the beautiful kind of conversation that introverts like me live for, the mutual sharing that bypasses small talk and gets straight to the …

Do I want to just forget this year? Hell no.

“To paint a leaf, you have to sacrifice the whole landscape. It might seem like you’re limiting yourself at first, but after a while you realise that having a quarter-of-an-inch …

Fever

There is a kind of a fever in our household. Not the swine flu kind (though there was some of that a few months ago). Another kind of fever. A …

Time is the Fire

I sat with my mother on the sofa and we both admired the fire. Mum said, “Quick, take a photograph of it, Malini! It’s so beautiful!”  “Why don’t you take the …

Dear You.

“This is love. To fly toward a secret sky. To cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally to take a step without …

Someday I'll Fly

So I’m in my shed today, and I’m painting the walls. It’s the final stage of turning this rusty old garage into a studio space, a place where I can make …

A Letter to Mary on Father’s Day

Dear Mary, This is more than likely going to horrify you, being the intensely private person that you are. But on your first Father’s Day without Dad, I thought I …

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with String

For the past three weeks, I have spent an awful lot of time coughing, being very very sick and then getting sick again. All this time in bed was interesting. …

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