Stories That We Tell Ourselves

Very recently a medical development of a close friend of mine jolted me out of apathy. Within the course of a month, "these damn headaches" had turned to "carcinomic metastases in the brain". Overnight after that exchange, I woke up alive.  Opening my eyes without dreading prognosis, diagnosis and mortality filled my very being with melting intensity. The... Continue Reading →

Freedom at Midnight

It does not happen much nowadays but I always like time travel. Twilight zones that leave you dazed mid-step and flit away before the heel hits the ground. It leaves you with a tantalizing whisper of evacuated presence.  Elusive and probably all the more delicious because of its ephemeral quality. Diaphanous thoughts and gossamer emotions, resulting in unsettled individuals.... Continue Reading →

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