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"
I began to lose consciousness after stuffing myself with as much vegan curry over rice as my stomach could possibly handle at Indian Veg. I ended on a gulp of cold water even in the face of questionable advice signs such as “cold water causes heart disease.” But, as if my cold water didn’t increase […]Read more "half six fix at the barbican"
On the corner of UCL’s campus, there is a Waterstones on Gower Street. I would come to this Waterstones every Friday, as it would be the place where I would part with my friend after eating some of the free food generously provided by Hare Krishna nearby. Because the food would be mostly potatoes and […]Read more "afternoon reading at waterstones"
Upon arriving in London, I was immediately struck by the sheer amount of individuals who smoked on a regular basis. Even at the Sofar Sounds shows I attend, whenever a break would take place, countless individuals would pour out of the back entrance to smoke a cigarette in the alley. And, I have always wondered, […]Read more "smoking and freud’s death drive"
I spent the day at Curry’s PC World, playing Starcraft II on a gaming computer that I will never allow myself to purchase in my life. It was right after I had made a grocer run to the Sainsbury’s across the street from Warren Street station. Thoroughly filling my tote bag in addition to my […]Read more "starcraft ii at curry’s pc world"
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"