SHE, with the resilience of a lone tree flourishing in the midst of arid plains, visited only by the odd wayfaring bird, had weathered enough storms to be able to tell you something about the wisdom of life

and HE was an enigma: the excitement of the chase; the hubbub of a lion hunting prey; the first touch of spring on a still April morning.



Beti (n)

pronunciation: bay + tea

origin: South Asian vernaculars (e.g. Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi)

definition: a girl or woman in relation to both or one of her parents; female child; daughter

example: Aap k ghar beti huwi hai? Koi baat nahi, dua karo Rabb beta bhi dega.

[You gave birth to a daughter? Never mind eh, pray to God for a son next time]

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Summerize: memories and rituals

Prompt: go to, the word of the day is your writing prompt.
Summerize: (v) 1797 ‘to spend the summer’. From 1935 as ‘to prepare for summer’.

As the school year draws to a close, all I have been doing lately is organising and preparing for the summer, or to rephrase it according to the word of the day: I have been summerizing. I sit cross-legged on the floor surrounded by suitcases and boxes of possessions with Friends playing in the background, I just can’t help but reminisce about the ‘good old days’ when summerizing meant something completely different.

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