Let life begin.

A re-printing of “Let life begin.” (MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2008) We shed old personalities like a snake sheds skin. There are moments in your life where you realize that you are not the same anymore. That the world has altered. That someone is missing. I see that the color of blue has been taken off…

Need versus desire.

Dad * May 14, 1939 – January 8, 2005 Yesterday was my father’s 72nd birthday and I am reminded of the loss of my dearest loved ones. These losses have made me even more acutely aware of the world around me. It is as if my vision has become more refined. Sharper. I now have…

“Silent under the pressure of the sea”

A re-printing of “Silent under the pressure of the sea” – Amanda L. Wilding (FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008) In a small row boat, in the midst of a vast ocean with no sight of land or other vessels around me, I let the waves rock me back and forth. And I stare at the surrounding…

A State of Mind

Some have remarked that I am going to be a fish out of water in Paris. Perhaps, but maybe the city will welcome me with open arms. I cannot walk into my new life with the fear that the city will expel me. It would be as if I entered a match or a battle…

Alice In Wonderland

Elena Kalis As I sit, the feeling of exhaustion washes over me. Like a dull pressure that fills my body with a quiet tension that does not actually ache; however, I am thoroughly exhausted. I have embodied one of my favorite childhood characters – Alice in Wonderland – who cried herself into becoming a miniature…