Almost Always by Bharath Upendra

The silhouette of a man standing in front of a huge stone maze
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I opened my eyes and looked to my right; I almost woke up. I make my way to the kitchen, looking for the toothbrush, I’m almost still asleep. I grope around trying to feel, trying to figure out what I was looking for, something I almost forgot. I look at the pack of biscuits in my hand and reluctantly start consuming one after another, walking into the hall; I almost remembered what I wanted but then, it didn’t matter. A flash of gleeful memories floods my semi-occupied mind and before I could realise the emptiness, I am almost happy and by the time I embraced the moment, I was completely lost and almost regretful.


Bharath Upendra considers himself a regular Joe who unapologetically talks about the usual and obvious. Writing to him is like an uninvited guest who still hasn’t left and to whom he’s gotten used to anyway.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Bharath’s writing is always a creative play of thoughts and emotions. This piece is no different. The then, the now, and the thereafter. Each human is coping, grasping, a representation of their wants and actions. If that now can be felt and cherished even for a mere second, then the step towards realizing the value of existence has already been taken.
    Congratulations Bharath!


  2. jonicaggiano says:

    I enjoyed reading this and could relate to the difficulty of being mindful especially when tired. It was like reading about a loss as well. When the person finally was awake and feeling that happiness he then began to feel sorrow at what loss he had experienced. So many feelings in such a short piece, lovely writing. Big hugs, Joni

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