An ego booster, if I may


I was interviewed a couple of months back by a lady in India who publishes about women and their work around the subcontinent, and the world, in general. I was of course honored to talk to her. She has sent the link to that article, and I thought I would share it with you all.

Would appreciate any comment you might want to leave. I promise I won’t let my head swell! ❀

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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25 Responses to An ego booster, if I may

  1. mrswrangler says:

    I did not know a lot of those things about you. I knew that you were a doctor that’s retired from India but not much more.

  2. It is a great article. I left a comment on it.

  3. slmret says:

    This is a very lovely tribute, Zakiah! And I think it captures the essence of Zakiah very nicely ~ ~ ~ Congratulations on the interview!

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you Janet. That was so nice of my cousin/niece, who is an author and a publisher of many articles and she is so involved with women’s rights in India, to honor me like this. I am glad you liked this article.

  4. Congrats! Oh, what a beautiful tribute to you, SweetZ! I’m so glad you were honored AND so glad you will reach many people with this article! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚
    PS…your rose is so stunning and has a heart in the center! πŸ™‚

    • Zakiah says:

      Only YOU could have seen the heart in the center of the rose, dear Carolyn. I am grateful l to you for your kind words here, and for the comment you left on this article. Love and hugs. ❀ ❀

  5. This is your true portrait Zakiah. You are an explorer in the lige adventure , and all of the beautiful features depicting you say the truth . You know you always are loved whatever the place where you are .
    Love ❀

    • Zakiah says:

      Dear Michel, So sweet and so kind of you to say such eloquent words for me. You make me humble. Thank you.
      Love, ❀ ❀ ❀

  6. She didn’t mention the cookbook and your love of cooking. And more importantly the big heart you have in keeping tabs on your many friends, sending words of encouragement, keeping people in your thoughts and prayers and sharing a good belly laugh.

    I love the 6 rules. πŸ™‚

  7. Loved reading it!!!!!!!!

  8. Loved it–learned a few things. I loved your rules πŸ˜‰

    • Zakiah says:

      Oh Elizabeth, how kind of you to find time to come over and read this, despite the cares you are going through. I continue to pray for you dear heart.

  9. rudyhou says:

    wow. young at heart indeed. though i have yet to meet you in person, i believe you deserve all the praises and more. simply because, you are what you write. through your words, i can see a woman with an open mind, a big heart, and a spirit rivals that of someone 50 years her junior. and i won’t say that to just anyone.

    • Zakiah says:

      Rudy, now you have put me on a kind of pedestal it seems. Thank you so much for those incredibly amazing words of grace and love. Love you. Hope you can come and visit us here soon.

  10. sunsetdragon says:

    What a wonderful article and you are such a wonderful inspiration to us all olive, and find what pleases us no matter what age. You are an inspiration.

    • Zakiah says:

      Oh Ruthie, how sweet you are. Thank you. Hope TD is out of the hospital and doing much better.
      Your patience and perseverance in the face of so much stress, is most humbling to me. Blessings, love and hugs to you dear heart.

      • sunsetdragon says:

        Ty so much and yes he is home and we have a course of treatment going at home. Good to be home and out of the city heat.

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