The Birth of Venus Sandro Botticelli, 1848 - 46. It's strange to revisit some parts of my past, because I try to close and then lock the doors completely shut. I tend to run away a lot. Two days ago, a friend of mine reminded me via phone call to send him some tips to … Continue reading Past & Present / Physical Appearances.
Automat Edward Hopper, 1927. Note: Oh goodness, this is the wordiest title I've ever written for just about anything (including research papers for my psychology classes), but it's relevant - I swear. I've managed to complete a goal that I labeled as impossible for the past five years. I ran my first half marathon (21.0975 kilometers / … Continue reading Achievements: Expectations vs. Reality and Dealing with Initial Fear, Imagination & Potential Disappointment
Dante and Virgil William-Adolphe Bouguerau, 1850. They told me how toxic and damaging you are ever since I could remember. I'm more than just painfully aware of this fact. It was confusion at first. I was quizzical as to why anyone would love you, and how some (literally) couldn't live without you. There were barely any … Continue reading Inebriation.
The Star Edgar Degas, 1878. To say that I was chubby as a child would be a kind stretch. One of my favorite pastimes was eating. I liked peering inside the refrigerator door a lot more than watching television. To be fair, I really didn't like watching TV as a kid. Not even the cartoons. That … Continue reading Dancing with Commitment.
"Things are sweeter when they're lost. I know--because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned What can I say? I really should start reading more classics … Continue reading Want.