1. I am three. We are taking a trip, the entire family packed into a minivan. There are no empty spaces in the vehicle: it is stuffed with adults, kids, bags of snacks both savoury and sweet. We aren't going too far from home, just … Continue reading Departures and arrivals
Last month, I met a friend I hadn't met in almost exactly five years. The circumstances of our reunion were an echo of the past - we went to the same restaurant we ate at five years ago, she still lived in the same area, … Continue reading The starlings murmur just for me
I haven't paid much attention to my blog lately. But, dear readers, I have some exciting news! A friend I made through the blog reached out to me last month with an idea he had for an online film magazine. It would be multi-lingual he … Continue reading Editor? Me?
It is difficult to not stare outside, the balcony door on my eighth floor apartment suddenly seems almost riveting. I watch the world through the glass door, and it appears as though the world is imbued with great urgency and purpose. The morning light hits … Continue reading Where I write
I haven't done one of these freewheeling blog posts in a while, where I tell you pointless things about my life. It is generally accepted that I have opinions about things, so I surprised myself by not having an opinion about or a reaction to … Continue reading Some bits and pieces
As I settle into a comfortable reading position, legs up on the bench, book in hand, and phone at a considerable distance away from me, three young women approach me. “We’re taking a survey for our class. Would you be interested in answering a few … Continue reading Introspection at the park
I visit my grandfather after several years, and he looks just like he did in that photograph on our wall. Even before I say Hello to him and ask after his health, I want to know how his hair is still black. “Have you been … Continue reading Forgetting to fly