penwomanship

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a woman from New Delhi, India

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"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra." - Lewis Carroll in Through the looking glass

All through my life, I have been poor at games and sports. Mind you, I am no dud, but just could not ever manage to basket the ball, or gracefully lob a shuttle-cock. When people spoke of self-doubt, I would beat a hasty retreat to that place in my mind where these nagging thoughts were housed. 

Perhaps it was a case of being flat-footed. Is that also the reason why I found it so hard to dance?

Then one day, I started playing with words! I dribbled, I drove, I dropped, I caught. Back-hand and lift, even the high flight, all became easy. And when I needed a break, sentence, verse, paragraph or chapter, patiently taught me to dance. 

So drop me a line, if you are visiting my page. It will fan the embers.

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