As I crossed over to the other side of forty, I found myself in a constant battle with my mind over several own-created issues of self-worth. On one such day, as I sat under a beautiful, half-naked maple tree, I found myself in the middle of a stark contradiction between the ethereal beauty of nature and dark shadows of my emotions. As I tried to make peace between the two, my eyes fell on a fallen autumn leaf. There, it lay.. Quivering yet unafraid completely devoid of any shame It let the earth embrace its pain ‘cause in healing there is no shame. When I turned the leaf over I found my face smiling back at me And just like that on that autumn day I found a piece of my broken me. And from that day, I began collecting my broken pieces.‘Unsaid’ is a collection of these broken pieces in the form of poetry and prose. I offer this book as a memoir of my learnings and realizations with the hope that these thoughts will speak to you in the same way they spoke to me. And however sketchy or incomplete these learnings may be, I offer them with complete humility and gratitude.