I was told that the stomach has to expand when we inhale, not the chest.
To think that air entering and exiting our body can take the wrong route.
I was told that the thumb has to be outside the fist when we punch.
To think that we can punch wrong.
Hurt ourselves in the process of hurting another.
I was told that we can get love wrong.
That we need to leave our hearts open to let love out, not just seek it in.
To think that we crave what we cannot give.
It is amazing how much we can get wrong, in the span of one breath.
How much can we get right though?
Farheen Raaj is a writer for Gujarat, India. She writes to live and lives to eat. Farheen has edited for publications and worked as a creative producer for a national television channel in India. She enjoyed reading ever since she was in school, and a graduate degree in English Literature served to enhance that love.
Farheen also works with a local NGO for youth development and speaks about Gender issues at large. Her love for a good cup of tea will always keep her awake, along with a penchant to seek out conversations about films.