It rained today. Not a lot of rain; just enough to inconvenience a person carrying a folder full of endangered papers, who didn’t have an umbrella. Just enough to make you question if it’s weird to wear gloves in the rain; if it’s better to just take them off. Won’t we be cold anyway? It … Continue reading Iterance
Vilnius was built in a forest, and trees hug its walls as it rises in their midst, red roofs painting a stretch of autumn foliage in the midst of the deep green. Forest ripples and stretches out on the horizon, rising slightly over the city level, as if nature is refusing to be outdone by man-made … Continue reading Forestation
The air of what once was is tingling. It shimmers through the fistfuls of iron clasped in the bus, the calls of the youth in their soccer teams, in the eyes of a distant lion. I appear, now, as a traveller. On my first night, the street was like open arms. She displayed to me … Continue reading to return
Well, 2015 is over, and so much has happened! I haven't had time to post anything before now, but I'm currently in Tanzania, so I'm starting 2016 in a completely new continent. Highlights of this year have been: My service in Haifa and Akko. Though it began in June 2014, this year has certainly been the … Continue reading Between Two Years
College applications are nothing like fiction writing. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve never really written much non-fiction, or because I’m just not used to explicitly talking about my own life in text, but I find it really really hard to write essays for college. I’ve learned that articles titled ‘TEN MISTAKES TO NEVER MAKE … Continue reading From Fiction… to College Essays
He's a modern man, and he takes a seat outside while his family goes in without him. I've already been inside lots of times, he tells me. I nod and smile. And when he asks me what my plans are -- what's a girl my age doing so far away from home? -- I tell him … Continue reading (the transitory twin)
What DO you eat at home?
This blog has now survived past December 1st and I think it deserves a hug. My new goal is to keep it up and thriving for another year. A little over a week has passed since NaNoWriMo ended, and I admit I've been kind of lazy. I've poured most of my time into tumblr, watching … Continue reading Rain
Being an adult is waking up on a Saturday morning with the distinct feeling that you haven't slept enough... and ignoring that feeling, because there are fun things in store (you hope).