Love in Darkness

Sometimes, I wish I lived in my five-year-old’s universe. It’s a magical land of unbridled optimism. Just the other night, she proudly announced that the moon loves her. “How do you know?” I asked. “Because it’s always following me,” she said. Pointing to the sky, she hopped up and down with excitement: “Look, it’s doing […]

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The Secret to Happiness

Imagine picking up an old brass lamp from a flea market. It’s pretty, but tarnished. You take it home, pull out some polish, and begin rubbing away at the stains. Suddenly, a puff of smoke… a genie appears, all decked out in a turban and silk pants. He is prepared to grant you three wishes […]

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