I don’t believe in the resilience of the human heart. I don’t because I am aware that I have a limit. Even if I cannot perceive the exact details of my limits, I am still aware that the limit exists. I know that one day I will break to the point of no recovery. I […]Read more "and so it goes"
I just spent the last hour on LinkedIn, scanning the career progressions of various individuals with similar interests as me. I have not even started my summer internship yet, much less finish the semester, but I am already stressed about my job prospects for the next year. Will I get a return offer? Do I […]Read more "things will work out"
I appreciate the quiet in the morning. Far from a call for productivity, I sit in the quiet on my plush sofa and observe the dim yellow hue emanating from my window. I sit in silence, helping myself to a cup of coffee whenever I make the choice to continue living. I sit in my […]Read more "on those mellow mornings i sit down and weep"
My parents sent me a short message on WeChat: “Can you call?” Immediately, I knew that they had found out about my tattoo. We had spoken on the phone only a couple of days before, and my parents would never want to speak with me deliberately unless something was up. And, thinking back on the […]Read more "familial values and familial love"
People often say, “Tattoos are permanent.” I disagree. Nothing is permanent. But, this was only an attitude that I have come to have after the existential aspects of my life settled into my consciousness. It was a time when I had been more angsty as the person I am now and without the means to […]Read more "the impermanence of tattoos"
The other day, I saw an advertisement for the release of Kingdom Hearts III on a red, double-decker bus passing through Gower Street. Later, I came home to write my essay on the religious allegories in Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe due the upcoming Wednesday. But, I could not get the release of Kingdom Hearts III out […]Read more "finding my childhood in kingdom hearts"
On the train back from the fields of Flitwick, I reflect upon the lyrics of “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris (ft. Dua Lipa). One kiss is all it takesFallin’ in love with mePossibilitiesI look like all you need Except, of course, in substitution of a kiss, a conversation. I wonder how many minutes of conversation […]Read more "one conversation is all it takes"