I don’t believe in ghosts.
Just kidding. Do you think you know everything about how this intricate and crazy world works? If you do, then obviously you’re a ghost.
I had this weird incident in one of my offices, and the only explanation I have is that it was totally…
The first day of work at any job is nerve-wracking. It’s like the first day at school, but you don’t get any breaks, or time to talk with your friends, or play that box game where you connect one dot at a time and then whenever you “get” a box…
Part 1: Bad Work Habits Don’t Get You Fired
You know what sucks? Becoming an adult. This includes joining the workforce, and going to interviews, and of course inevitably Getting Fired. I thankfully have not been fired from many jobs. Which is surprising, seeing how I was not a star…
I’m trying to ensure the candle stays lit.
It doesn’t really matter to you, though.
You’re just stuck in the ground.
It’s quiet in the graveyard.
But there are no birds. Just chirping
of some kind of beetle
that’s probably a pest of these stable evergreens.
It’s different every time…
earth. solidity that is the only
constant, sometimes. breathing
the scents, without the pollution, the pure
soil and heaviness that lifts the thoughts. opposites
balance: the feather-light
leaf alighting on a stone. in contact with
these, grabbing with empty fists, abate the
turmoil within the mind. I see my lost
students, who wish for a connection, or
peace, gathering bouquets. while I
rush, forward, intent on the end goal, a young
girl stops. she gathers lavender flower
petals in her open palms. a man barraged by
paranoia gathers wild rosemary
stalks. these gifts from the world are lovingly collected
and left, like prayers, for those in
search of together.
Moving to a new country in your 20’s is pretty sweet. You’re still young enough to be naïve, have plenty of enthusiasm for change and also have a healthy stock of idealism. Which will be quickly ushered away at the start of graduate school, but that’s fine.
The thing about…