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 →
In case y'all were worried, I'm still alive! But I have had an exciting two weeks, so here it goes!1. I hate faxing. I have spent at least 15 dollars in the past week faxing paperwork to my doctor, my study abroad program office, and the other university I had to be "accepted" to in order to... Continue Reading →
It's been two years, either today or yesterday, since life meant very little to me. Two years since I broke and my mother had to take a plane at 6 a.m. to be with me, to keep me safe and protected. Two years since I started rebuilding. I never expected any of that to happen,... Continue Reading →
No feeling matches this stirring in my bed, expecting to be at school then opening my eyes and...home. Where every moment feels slowed down a bubbled sanctuary from the world as nothing touches me but softness -- the hugs of my mother the quilt of my youth the cat sitting on my face.
I may be up at 2 a.m. and it may be because I finished editing a short story I've been working on for a year and I may have just submitted it to my university's literary journal so I may be having a mini heart attack but also may be feeling so accomplished that I... Continue Reading →
Every girl in college is excited about fall because "yay pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters, and boots!" This isn't to say I'm not excited about those things too, because I love me a chunky sweater and some tall boots (pumpkin spice lattes are another matter entirely -- my taste buds are very friendly but do... Continue Reading →
I've been watching documentaries for study breaks this week, and after watching "Make Me Young: Youth Knows No Pain," a documentary about people who get plastic surgery/body modifications/Botox, I've lost a whole lot of faith in humanity. I don't understand the motivation behind injecting diseases into my face in order to look "younger." Most of... Continue Reading →