‘Atonement’

As victims of hurt we frequently don’t bring up what ails us because so many wounds look absurdly small, strange or plain stupid in the light of day. Vulnerability insults our self conception. We are in pain and at the same time offended that we could so easily be so. When we are the ones … Continue reading ‘Atonement’

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March 1, 2018

the last time I saw him I didn't know it would be the last time I wish that He could be here with me, one more time to experience things, to say goodbye. but nonetheless here we are, because, I am thinking of him, it's almost like we are with each other. and despite him … Continue reading March 1, 2018

Thinking

Thinking about oneself, ones feelings, ones past, desires, hopes and dreams is a hugely difficult task that perhaps most of us spend a large deal of effort trying to avoid. This avoidance is so appealing because so much of what we might discover threatens to be painful- we might be resentful about certain people and … Continue reading Thinking

??

The concept of home- what does it mean to come home? To find comfort in relation to another space or person? One should find comfort in relation to ones self. An Arendtian notion of how one can find comfort in the self is by dialogue- by talking with a friend. The action of speech is … Continue reading ??

Words

Language can only take you so far. It is a labor intensive task. It feels like an extension of the soul, an arm reaching out from the chest, reaching farther and farther but never quite reaching the point before retreating back into the self as it runs out of breath. A forceful, unwilling extension of … Continue reading Words

To 2016

You don’t deserve criticism for being overtly naïve, for holding our hopes that might be equivalent to thinking we might win the lottery, that things will just all go "well." We should pity ourselves for the formidable obstacles that sit in the way of the kind of success and happiness that is so normal to … Continue reading To 2016