Past & Present / Gratitude & Lessons Learned.

Le Suicide Edouard Manet, 1887. A little more than a year ago, to be more specific, last October - I thought I was headed towards a "right" direction. I was somewhat more proactive in my social life by meeting new people who were closer in physical proximity to me and being more engaged in a…

Past & Present / Unconventional Guide to Dealing with Loneliness.

Not to Be Reproduced René Magritte, 1937. "The loneliest moment in someone's life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly."  - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Sometimes the feeling of isolation creeps up out of nowhere and ambushes me swiftly, and I can do nothing…

Past & Present / Silence: Fear, Kindness & Respect.

Christina's World Andrew Wyeth, 1948. There's a proverb that says "silence is gold, speech is silver". I completely agree to a certain extent. Sometimes there are instances where words are unnecessary. There's absolutely no need to fill in the blank space with extra noise. A lot of the times, I used to stay silent due…

Past & Present / Physical Appearances.

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…

Kind Remarks / Part I: For Those with a Little Rain and Pain.

Lady with an Ermine Leonardo da Vinci, 1489 - 90. It's so incredibly easy to beat ourselves down, especially when life feels a bit harder than usual, isn't it? We tend to be experts at picking at our own scabs and wounds until we immerse into the pain once again. What for? It's like our unbeknownst sadistic…