Tag Archive: musings

An Abundance of Optimistic Thinking

It would be fair to say that I was a pretty optimistic kid. While other elementary school children already had visions of them becoming the next doctors, lawyers, engineers, or perhaps the next… Continue reading

In Places We Will Walk

The city is unkind. Everything moves fast, restless and reckless. The noise in the crowded streets selfishly drowns whatever trace of peace it finds. It makes me tired, sometimes too tired I feel… Continue reading

Misfit

  All that I loved, I have outgrown them little by little. A rusty bicycle, a pair of broken glasses, a parade of dusty picture frames, a heap of old friendly letters the… Continue reading

Constellations and Rabbit Holes

In case we don’t chance upon each other, I promise to forgive you. And I’ll forgive me too. In case we don’t chance upon each other, this will remain true: more than stars and rabbits, I have loved you.

Poems for People (Part 1)

In celebration of the National Arts Month and Valentine’s Day, I asked my friends to help me love better what I’ve always loved most: poetry. The game’s pretty simple: give me a word… Continue reading

Tonight She Flies

Once there was a girl who fell in love with her fears so she kept them all in a box and tonight she flies. She’s free. It took me a migraine to finish… Continue reading

Night Lights and Rainfall

Storms are kinder than people. I mean, which between the two is courteous enough to ask, “Hey excuse me I’m passing through. Would you mind moving aside ‘cause I might destroy you?” Tonight,… Continue reading

Friday Morning Bus Ride

  I still look for you even in places where I know you’ll never go to. You hide yourself well in pen tips and pencil tops and pictures taken. That’s why I make… Continue reading

A LOVE LETTER FOR HUMANKIND

“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy – Dear human, You don’t have to have that grand plan. If your to-do list says all you have to do on a… Continue reading

A Self-Portrait

Today at work, we were asked to draw a self-portrait and to write three things we like about ourselves. While the others drew pencil sketches and cartoonized versions of themselves paired with the… Continue reading

Keep Calm You’re Only 21 (Pre-graduation Letter to Myself)

“Only seek to be more of yourself.” “Your life unfolds in proportion to your courage.” [ Danielle LaPorte ] *** Believe me you’re not lost, not even a tad bit confused.  There’s a… Continue reading

It’s All Right

    I know you’re scared. You’re scared to dream, you’re scared to love, you’re scared to admit that you want to chase all the right things. And believe me, that’s all right. It’s all… Continue reading

On Dreams and Realities

When I was five I wanted to become a princess— the kind of princess who lives in a faraway kingdom, always in between that proverbial once upon a time and happily ever after.… Continue reading

P.A.U.S.E.

  If you really become what you do, then you could only wish you’re always up for something new and fun and exciting. But here’s a quick reality check: you oftentimes find yourself… Continue reading

Seven sudden life-realizations while staring at a blank page

  1. Good things come to those who wait; better things fall into the hands of those who do some chasing. You can’t just always sit there and hope for miracles. You gotta… Continue reading