Mary Scully 2016 (Elena Ledesma Rashid)

Someone is always asking me to change my profile picture. But I actually do laugh a lot & love people & don’t go around hangdog all day even though I write about great sorrows. You cannot write about sorrow if you wallow in it or if you don’t enjoy human beings. Nobody on FB is wittier or more ironic than Kashmiris & they live in a sea of troubles. Maybe I’ll take a selfie all dejected today because my car battery is dead & I can’t get it fixed till Wednesday. But does anyone care about such a paltry-assed ‘sorrow’ & does anyone want to look at a sourpuss? No. So there. Leave my damn profile alone.

(Photo by Elena Ledesma Rashid)