I haven’t been writing much at all lately. It’s been difficult to put words together. The block has been going on for three months and running. I have, however, been drawing. Advertisements
tonight is an ordinary night there is nothing special about it. it is not as cold as other places i’ve been. it is not as sweltering, or strange. the sky is half stars and half haze. the sidewalk is cracked cement and litter. there are blank faces, restless fingers. i have stopped taking note.
A milestone: The siblings taught me how to ride a bike today!
It is a two-hour drive from Dubai to Al Ain, Abu Dhabi. On either side of the lonely highway, you get seemingly endless views of…desert. And I mean, actual desert. Sing to the tune of “Arabian Nights” desert.
i. When you sit really close to the front of the room, you can see people’s hands tremble as they perform. You see the way they steel themselves before they step up to the microphone, hear the subtle dips in faltering voices. You catch these glimpses of actual human beings, mustering up the courage to…
This is you from five years later. Yes, you made it. No, you’re not crazy. I’m here to tell you what life is like, but first, a few spoilers.
Written in three different stages during our time there: the first on a plane from KL to Colombo; the next in the dead of our second night in SL; the third sitting in an airport, waiting for my last flight home to Butuan.
This song resonates with me for a number of reasons. Just Around The Riverbend is about someone going on a journey that doesn’t make sense to people around her.
This is the kind of tired when it feels like the exhaustion has crept into your bones and weighs you down like lead. Last week we discovered that our two-week trip to South Asia is most definitely happening after all. I am looking forward to this new adventure, but it also means cramming two weeks’…