I Live in Mist


What is it about weather that inspires us to write? More specifically, why are we always moved by rain? I suppose rain symbolizes new beginnings as it cleans the streets and helps the crops and flowers grow. I think there's something more, some other reason that we like to write poems and songs and entire... Continue Reading →

Folw Yur Drms


It's 11:30 p.m. I went to bed at 9:30 (after I graduated from college I turned into a grandmother and am perfectly okay with that). When I can't sleep, I think about weird stuff: 1. I was walking home at night one time when I ran into a few (very drunk) people sitting on a... Continue Reading →

One Time, A Guy Sang At Me


I always feel really conflicted when men come up and do things that they clearly think are nice when really they're just making me uncomfortable. So...for example, one time a guy sang at me. I say he sang at me because I sort of just sat there, bewildered, while I was accosted by Justin Bieber lyrics. He had approached... Continue Reading →

Bye Bye Bangalore, Bangalore Goodbye…


I'm leaving early. I'm leaving early, after one session instead of two, and it's so bittersweet, because there are things I love about this country -- the food, the constant respect I receive, the way everything lights up and twinkles at night -- and things I truly despise -- the sheer number of people and cars, the... Continue Reading →

Tummy Trouble


Warning: Diarrhea talk below.It's hard to love this place when it's essentially eating your stomach. I've been having a pretty rough time for the last 36 hours, mostly sleeping and laying in my room, running to the bathroom every couple hours. But today is the first day of classes, so we walked 3 kilometers (about... Continue Reading →

God Bless You All (Day 3)


Religion in India is a way of life, and the people here practice it with an intensity I've never experienced before in America. We went to a Catholic cathedral today and I was almost in tears because everyone there was so focused on their devotion. It was a truly beautiful thing to see. The churches... Continue Reading →

First Impressions


...aka a whole bunch of babbling about this beautiful, crazy city. I sent my family an email and figured instead of writing a new post, I'd just post parts of it here (lightly edited for clarification purposes) because I'm exhausted and it's only 8 pm. The sun sets here around 6:30, so...it's hard to stay... Continue Reading →

Oh. Bye!


I leave in 2 days. I don't entirely know how this all snuck up on me so fast, because it feels like yesterday I was pulling all my hair out studying for exams and suddenly...my bag is almost completely packed (full of malaria pills and anti-diarrhea medications). I've been trying to take mental pictures/videos for... Continue Reading →

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