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Alone but for the Company of Caged Parakeets

THE PURPOSE OF THIS JOURNAL, if anything, is to retrace my own steps from where I am sitting at this moment, in a series of brief retrospectives, accompanied by notes on the present, to the places, which exist now only in memory, from where this journey began. 246 more words

Exile

Loneliness


An undercover area in a primary school on a sumptuous day
It has a floor of bitumen and steel girders hold up an orange roof of steel… 156 more words

Poetry

Minimalism and Social Solitude

“I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
― Henry David Thoreau

NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series on minimalism and solitude.

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Minimalism

I possess tremendous power

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. 70 more words

Life

The Quiet Transition

“The quiet transition from autumn to winter is not a bad time at all.

It’s a time for protecting and securing things and for making sure you’ve got in as many supplies as you can.

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likable enough

what makes a person likable? or likable enough? maybe this all has to do with election season and politicians. i keep zeroing in on 1 particular moment during the democratic primaries in 2008(?), I think… when Obama was debating Hillary Clinton. 360 more words

Causal

Anaemic loyal tea

One of the things I miss now that I’m no longer studying in Manila is riding the bus. (Aside from my friends, of course, which I miss very much.) But I’m not talking about riding the bus… 2,117 more words

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