My head was up in the clouds today: soaring like a lonely flying creature in the gloom of this inclement weather, allowing itself to be blown away by the gust of these stormy skies.
My only source of stillness was the thought of coming back to the university, to that one place in the world I can always come back to and call home. Continue reading “Homecoming”
Hello everyone! Last week, I was nominated by Angela for the Unique Blogger Award. She blogs at lifeofangela where she documents her everyday life. She recently hit a thousand followers so make sure to check out her blog and celebrate this amazing milestone with her. Trust me, she is super nice and sweet. Continue reading “The Unique Blogger Award”
Weekends are for crashing into bed and tucking yourself beneath blankets; your favorite teenage playlist banging rock music in every corner of the room as if it is some kind of a personal familiar comfort, melting the world of its temporary intimacy and sense.
Weekends are for reminiscing and travelling back in time. Your unmade bed is a space machine and your imagination are wings transporting you to a decade of wander and wild spirited youth. Continue reading “In Remembrance of Youth”
Hello everyone! I have another blog award to share today.
I was nominated by Olivia for the Liebster Award a few days ago. Olivia blogs at Arrow & Dot where she puts up lots of interesting book and TV reviews. Please feel free to check out her blog. Continue reading “The Liebster Award”
I know it has been months since the last time I wrote for the Wander Weekly series in my blog. When I first started this series, I promised I would publish at least two chapters every month, but somewhere down the road I swept that promise under the rug and decided to confine my mindless musings within the frayed yellowing pages of my tattered journal. Continue reading “Wander Weekly 05: Exploring a New Musical Terrain”
About a week ago, Natalie published a new interesting blog tag named The Lottery Tag. Here is a quick synopsis of the tag. Continue reading “The Lottery Tag”
I know myself too well and I know for certain that when someone asks me to go out of town, I would be quick to run for the nearest exit before I could even say no. Continue reading “Under Northern Skies”
Hello and happy first of June everyone! I am going to jump start the month with a blog update.
Continue reading “Blog Update: 500 Followers | Q & A: Ask Me Anything | Blog Awards and Tags”
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath’s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity. Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies.
A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic. (Goodreads)
Continue reading “Book Review: Descending into the Lonely Spiral of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar”
After Finitude by Quentin Meillassoux
The exceptional lucidity and the centrality of argument in Meillassoux’s writing should appeal to analytic as well as continental philosophers, while his critique of fideism will be of interest to anyone preoccupied by the relation between philosophy, theology and religion.
Meillassoux introduces a startlingly novel philosophical alternative to the forced choice between dogmatism and critique. After Finitude proposes a new alliance between philosophy and science and calls for an unequivocal halt to the creeping return of religiosity in contemporary philosophical discourse. (Preface, Alain Badiou)
Continue reading “Book Review: A Return to the Absolute via Quentin Meillassoux’s After Finitude”
There should be a word for the gap in our souls, for this hollow space in our chest where our hearts used to be.
I reach out for myself, dragging my hand all the way down my trembling lips, my bruised neck, my aching collarbones, and notice the cracks stretching infinitely into that lonely cave they call heartbreak. I let my hand wander further and find my skin a vast ocean of memories. My eyes water, my tears forming pool and tracing an island of scars.
Continue reading “An Ode to Sinking Sorrows”
Hi there! I’m going to share some more blog awards today. I’m sending my thanks to Bella Inizio for nominating me for the Cramm Award, and to Jordyn for tagging me for the Dawn Dagger Challenge. Thank you for putting me on the list, lovely ladies. Also, special thanks to theCramm for creating this award. Continue reading “The Cramm Award & The Dawn Dagger Challenge”
Hello there! Today, I am going to share with all of you another exciting blog award. Last week, I was nominated by My Tragic Universe for the Mystery Blogger Award. Thank you for the nomination, MTU. I honestly find her blog poetically beautiful, so please take time to check it out. Also a huge thank you to Okoto for creating this award.
Continue reading “The Mystery Blogger Award”
April has been a dry season for this little blog, as I was able to put up only four blog posts for the past four Saturdays of the month. Today, I thought it appropriate to finally cap off this month-long inactivity by giving a quick update on the blog and by thanking everyone for their continued support for this little space on the Internet that is my cyber home.
Continue reading “Blog Update: 400 Followers | 50K Site Views | Blog Awards and Tags”
The mortal cries,
This eternal sleep
This interminable repose
Lips pursed, blood shot
eyes, she watches
A mortal, in silence
The mystic moon is weeping
on her cratered balcony rail
Luna has awaken.