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The Resilience of Longing

The English language in its practical and innovative usage, and in its diverse richness of synonyms comes up short sometimes in expressing feelings. In my profession as an Arabic translator, dealing primarily with technical and scientific subjects I am often frustrated with the opposite problem in my native language.  373 more words

Life And Social

Mehr als ein egal

Ich frag mich , ob du manchmal an mich denken musst. Vielleicht wenn du sie ansiehst oder etwas passiert , wo du genau weißt, wie ich jetzt gelächelt hätte. 164 more words


Gleaned fragments of a developing narrative

“The rhythm of walking generates a kind of rhythm of thinking, and the passage through a landscape echoes or stimulates the passage through a series of thoughts.” Rebecca Solnit… 454 more words


Missing out on the best stories

When I pause to consider all the great award-winning movies, all those glowing recommendations from friends or Netflix, and all those copies that I in fact hoarded in my hard drive but never have the time to watch, I realize it’s still about the now-proverbial modern-day fear of missing out. 122 more words

Life In General

America Returns

This essay appears in Kyoto Journal Issue 89.





Seductive, but untouchable,

a tantalizing entity of half-truth,

hanging on my wall, where

flesh induces me to want you,

and after my own flesh is gone, 172 more words