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Notion Press brings hope in the form of paintings, poems and a sprinkle of short stories


Life is full of possibilities and even if we’re facing a closed door, somewhere else a new path is opened to us. This is what makes life worth living. Notion Press, India’s leading self-publishing platform, presents to you Possibilities by Cathy Aiyer – an uplifting collection of poetry and short stories that is a reflection of the experiences of the author and her son Anand.



Hearing from friends

Is like finding stardust on the window sill.

Flecks of shiny, meteorite material

That hold a promise of special things

Like stars being reachable.

Maybe it’s beyond the realm

Of our little fists, but we could still

Grab a bit of its glitter at will.

This motivates us

To take flight, imaginary, if not real.

This creates a ripple effect,

Because dreams seem unreachable

Only if we are alone and assume every hurdle

In our way to be insurmountable!

But if someone gifts us a perceptual shift,

We know no dream is too trivial

To pursue, so begin the work that will

Lead us to the goal.

And it all began,

With a little stardust on the window sill!!

What the book is about?

Filled to the brim with emotions that each of us can relate to as we travel on the journey called life, this book gives us a glimpse of this journey through the eyes of Cathy and Anand – a romantic poet and an autistic artist. It brings hope and tells us to never give up. It’s like a ray of sunshine on a rainy day, the soothing scent of sea breeze and the sweet fragrance of a bouquet of flowers.


Why you should pick up this book?

With beautiful paintings created by Anand adding flavour, character and vividity – this book is a priceless collection of poetry that touches the heart and soothes the soul. An insight into a plethora of experiences on life’s journey, this is a book that is heartwarming and realistic all at the same time. Giving off the feeling of having a warm blanket wrapped around you keeping you warm in front of the fireplace, this book is available in print and e-book format at the Notion Press bookstore and several other e-commerce portals including Amazon and Flipkart.

About the author:

Cathy Aiyer’s first love was Chemistry. She is an accidental poet who works to silence her ‘sweet ear syndrome.’ Sweet Ear Syndrome is when life leaves impressions on her mind that keep whispering into her ears.

Until now, Cathy has contributed to anthologies Khitab and When I See You Again. She is also the author of the book, Windows of Light and Other Musings, published in December 2017, all of which were well-received.

This is her second book, in which she includes her adventures and experiences raising her son, Anand. She usually doesn’t believe in planning as she feels it is unnecessary when we can all be open to the wonderful possibilities offered by life.

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