Past one-week, some heavy rustling around the clumps of dried leaves have been kindling my curiosity. Approaching it, I found that the sounds were from the small, carefree pups frolicking, repeatedly jumping, and vanishing. Watching the game intently for some time, my pet was now surrounded by six small puppies waiting to make friends. Their waging tails and small grunts were too cute to be ignored. Cautiously as I took a step forward to pet them, I saw the mother staring at us from behind. With just a howl, she called back her brood. The mother knew where to draw a line.
The killing of Bob Lee, a technology executive and a creator of Square’s Cash App, became a focus of morbid fascination across Silicon Valley. Over the last two weeks, friends, family and prosecutors began to offer a clearer picture of Lee and the alleged murderer as two men with shared interests and overlapping social circles.
Recently, a long-awaited ladies’ picnic started with a long bus ride followed by a game of ‘antakshari’ between two teams. Small arguments relating to the alphabet/letter sound started and soon escalated into some bigger verbal duels. Though peace was restored after the game stopped, a little bitter feelings amongst some continued. In the words of Carl V Buechner, “They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.”