There is a great deal of backstory packed into this plastic S, and I find myself exhausted by the prospect of writing it all out: how it came to pass that I went to Florida with my parents again in 1993, how I was secretly nursing a broken heart, how we went to what I believe was an orchid plantation, and how I would feel very differently about visiting a plantation now, after twenty years in the States. 818 more words
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The Atlantic published a thought provoking column titled How To Walk Away, by Heidi Grant Halvorson on May 14th, 2013.
The article deals with the psychology of lost causes. 889 more words
Alas, what he was saying, how little, I felt, did it apply to myself, whom all reasoning, however exalted it might be, left cold, who was happy only in moments of pure idleness, when I was comfortable and well; I felt how purely material was everything that I desired in life, and how easily I could dispense with the intellect. 114 more words
I wanted to undertake this challenge, or play a game, of trying to capture in words the life that inhabits the objects I live with. I have chosen a bunch of things that are on my walls, that make home home; things that will soon be going into boxes, at which point I will really start to believe that this life is ending, and a new one is coming. 1,484 more words