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…

Individual Thorns Among the Bed of Roses.

Spring Flowers Claude Monet, 1864. I'd like to convince myself to believe that perhaps the first rose that ever existed came without its thorns. It started growing its prickles when everyone reached out for it, for the aesthetic pleasure that the flower emit was too hard to resist. Its beauty has not and never will…

The Art of Missing Someone.

Melancholy Woman Pablo Picasso, 1902-03. When we say the first mutualĀ 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…