One must settle in…

One needs to settle in.
At any place, any phase,
any time of ones life.
One needs to settle in.

The lived-in feeling, a must.
The wear and tear, the rust,
the dent in the couch,
the scratches on the door,
the wrinkles on ones face
all important, unavoidable
and quite indispensable.

Keeping things shiny, new
isn’t something one must do.
Live! One must live,
embrace life,
like water, like melting ice.
One must seep through every
nook and cranny,
from the time one’s a tyke,
to the time one’s a granny.

New shoes – so uncomfortable!
Old shoes caress your feet,
they stretch, they give,
perhaps they lose
their prime condition, but
that’s just fine, that’s evolution.

Constant adjustment and change,
invention of a newer, better girl,
specks of dirt and layers of nacre,
is what it takes to make a pearl.


  1. Hmmm…reflective, and i guess reconciliatory too.. read rohinton mistry's such a long journey… i dunno why but it reminds me of that book… 🙂

  2. Lovely!

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  4. Thank you for inviting me in.It would be presumptuous to start making suggestions already. Allow me to say that I liked you piece about the Fates.J.A.P.

  5. Very very deep…simply loved it!you write so beautifully Pragya…

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