If you won’t have us…

*This reflection was written as a direct response to anti-immigrant and anti-Latinx ideologies spread by recent (and, if we're being honest with ourselves, not-so-recent) political and national events. There is mostly anger and resentment reflected here. But this is only a small fraction of the emotions I've felt over the past few months, cycling through [...]

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On hypocrisy.

So one of the (many, many, many) take-aways from recent (and not-so-recent) national events was that I need to write. So I will. This won't be me writing about the fear and grief and despondency I've experienced over the past year*, emotions that seemed to spill over late Tuesday near midnight as I woke up [...]

In a different life, today…

In a different life, today... I might be celebrating 10 years with you perhaps still unaware that unhappiness isn't a necessary part of life ...or love assuming that the highs and lows are a personal fault an "I must have done something wrong" mistaken ideal one you never seemed to concern yourself with or seek [...]

we ain’t kids no more…

I'm sitting at one of my favorite Starbucks in Miami, staring out the window at the sky. On my left, the sky is covered in ominous clouds that threaten rain and fill me with a tinge of despair. On my right, a bright light blue sky with white streaks of shapeless clouds fills me with [...]

Cognitive Dissonance — or, remind me who I am

I've been having this struggle lately (/slash/ not-so-lately) and I was thinking maybe you've been there too. Or maybe you'll be there someday. Or maybe you've seen someone who's been there. Or...whatever, the point is I asked myself, what's the best thing to do when I'm struggling a bit? explore, of course. sooo....shall we? [and [...]

“if you can’t fly, then run.” — or 27

[aging & happy] 27 by Passenger (take a listen) Pretty good, huh? I'm sort of in love with Passenger. But that's not the point. The point is 27. yes, 27. It'll make more sense if you keep reading. Sooo...yeah: Truth is, I've never feared getting older. I'm looking forward to having a head full of [...]

the last year of my life basically felt like a bad run-on sentence — or under construction.

the last year of my life basically felt like a bad run-on sentence. it just kept going, and going, losing the intended focus. with no solid punctuations. and just bad instead of poetic as previously assumed. let's explore. [change & happy] I feel like I've been complaining a lot lately. on it's own, that's fine. [...]