I was standing by the back door and looking at a tree. Specifically: at a little branch, with spring buds, in the gentle sunlight. My heart ached with the beauty of what I was seeing, and I felt: I’d love to share this beauty with people online, but I know I can’t. I can take a picture and share that (and for what it’s worth, here it is) but the picture won’t do it justice. Even if I edit it on Snapseed or whatever – it still won’t really show the beauty that I saw.
And words can’t do it either, even though I’m good with words.
And I thought: it’s a bit like Continue reading
You know the feeling when your favourite bar/pub/café shuts down? The place where you go to hang out with your friends, where you bump into people regularly who you might never get seriously close to but you always nod and … Continue reading
One essay submitted, next one awaits but I’m pausing to recharge before I start working on that one. The one I’ve just done took the stuffing out of me, and left me feeling exhausted and also really sad. People around … Continue reading
taking a break from essay preparation because I just realised why I’m hating it so much and what I really deeply need to do right now. It’s a bit like taking a break from, say, sorting through a pile of … Continue reading
If you hang out on social media for any length of time, you’ll come across a variation on this supposedly simple rule. And I’d love to be able to say yeah, sure, it’s simple, why can’t people… but I know … Continue reading
I’m getting better at keeping my mouth shut and not snapping at people when they say things that annoy me. Also not correcting people whenever they say something stupid. But I still have a blog, so here I can say … Continue reading
various moments today when I cringed as I saw myself in the mirror – and I don’t mean physically: I mean seeing glimpses of the ugliness in my heart… hearing myself speak about other people in a voice full of … Continue reading
There was a course I was doing about a decade ago where our main tutor introduced us to a song that was meant to encourage us: it was all about grasping our chances and going for it – “when you … Continue reading
because I recently came across yet another article online offering supposedly wise advice about not getting too glued to your phone and spending more time with the people around you, who are apparently “real” in a way that your social … Continue reading
I loved this so much that I retweeted it, with the comment: well, yeah, obviously, you say it as if mind reading was difficult. and yes, it was a joke, but I loved it because I’m a woman and it … Continue reading