Heidi’s Designer Masks

Image by Heidi

When life gave some very sour lemons, Heidi unfailingly made the best lemonade that could be made. Last time, when the 2008 financial crisis hit her business, she managed to keep it afloat through resilience.

This time, when Covid-19 forced to shutter her business, my ever resourceful friend once again made the best of a bad situation. She is making these gorgeous masks and selling them on Etsy.

Since we know that the face masks are here to stay for a while, might as well wear a pretty one. I hope you find the one you like. By the way, I have the dark blue with the full pattern.

Click here to access the store.

Butterfly Dance

In this strange year of pandemic upheaval, where life has been upended and kept us largely confined to our homes, I received two memorable gifts.

One, was a set of masks made by a friend. She made it from a saree. The light cotton mix material, double layered, with pockets for filter stitched meticulously by my thoughtful friend to show off the pretty pattern.  She made seven of them Continue reading “Butterfly Dance”

Ramblings on a Word – Anathema


Image by Shelly Paul

Anathema – much despised, accursed

Today, I read a news headline about how the world has been brought to a standstill by COVID-19. This type of news headline is not uncommon in times of great calamities, where planet Earth and human beings are used interchangeably, as if these words are synonymous, as if we are the world.

I find myself using these terms interchangeably and bite my tongue as I realize my ignorance stemming from the arrogance of being human, because as grand is the human ego, we are not the world. We are just one species on this magnificently intricate planet and as such we belong to the Earth. The Earth does not belong to us.

Therefore, the world has not come to a standstill because of the novel strain of the Coronavirus, humanity has come to a standstill which is actually a good thing for Mother Earth and our sibling creatures on this planet. Continue reading “Ramblings on a Word – Anathema”