When Presented with the Opportunity to Miss Someone…

The Kiss Gustav Klimt, 1907 - 08. ...point out his / her flaws if you knew that person was not good for you. I always miss the toxic ones the most. You know, the ones who have left me, or the ones who had whispered sweet nothings but still kept me so perfectly within the…

Well, the World Actually Doesn’t Revolve Around Anyone.

Woman with Bangs. Pablo Picasso, 1902. Chances are, you are insignificantly significant. What does that even mean? There are 7.6 billion people in the world, and unless you are someone with fame (and by this, I really don't mean the follower count one has on Instagram), there are less than a handful of people who…

Obliteration as a Last Resort (and how this is completely, or even more than okay).

The Sea of Ice Caspar David Friedrich, 1823 - 24. Do you recall the split second between the moment when you slightly loosened your grip on that fragile object and the silence before the break? Starting from that specific brief wave of time, an overwhelming sense of emotion swallows all of us up, from dread…

The Art of Missing Someone.

Melancholy Woman Pablo Picasso, 1902-03. When we say the first mutual¬†hellos, one of last things on our minds are probably the final goodbyes. Do you light up a match thinking about the crisp and charred stick it ends up being instead of the flame it produces? Sometimes we don't even get the luxury to bid…

Knight in Shining Armor.

The Blind Man's Meal Pablo Picasso, 1903. You tried to investigate the sources of my pain. Darling, you mustn't worry, I knew you did it out of love. That's how the typical fairytales end: the knight in shining armor swoops up the damsel in distress. You were desperately trying to rewrite my sorrows into¬†happily ever…