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Labor Observations

After the initial period of perpetual novelty, routines begin to set into the labor that I do. Slippery mosses grow over and about these youthful, foolishly splendid attitudes of awe. It … Continue reading

October 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Three Days In

Three days into the new adventure, the new topics, dialogs and abbreviations, the new duties and responsibilities, the glass building, the parking chip, the entry card and electronic devices, the heels, … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Until

“Until death do you part,” they say, insinuating that one, there aren’t any other aspects of life that have the power to part just as harshly as death, and that two, … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Madame Sahara

One side of summer in the city and countryside alike, aside from youthful dreams during kitschy sunrise hours, hungry encounters with Eros in nights of the full moon, and clarity … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

It’s Over / or / So Over It

“Religion gets in the way of relationship,” he said to me on that bench under the tree, among other poignant phrases. We didn’t see eye-to-eye on most topics under the … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Emerging

She once said to me (–this was the last conversation we had before she passed–) to swim in love. Whenever I can, wherever, just intensely, fully, and drowningly so. She … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dining in Hohhot

At three o’clock a lonely lady, more girl, still, than grown woman, taking selfies in which her botox lips suggest a promiscuous innocence to a sea of digital strangers. To … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tourism Truths

Like a poisonous snake and just as shiny with hissing, humming sounds, the bus advances through the fields but arrives merely half as elegantly in front of the flashing sign. … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

TFD MSAct Sommerschule

Ein Satz für ein Team jeden Tag zwei Wochen lang Ich staune mächtig über diese Teamauswahl, über das immense Potential und die weitreichende Perspektive… Die groben und feinen Pläne stehen, … Continue reading

August 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Summer in Berlin

Long after the sun has gone down, the pavement still steams and fumes. The leaves hang loosely, almost dead; all movement has come to a halt. Even though the windows … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Swirls

And then a few clicks and a few words and some train rides and some runs and there’s a new job in the pipeline and a new flat and the … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · 3 Comments

Math

Two people times three cities or some countries times three jobs plus possible internships to the power of luck or fate coming our way minus money and the car and divided … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bitte beende… diesen Satz und diese Zeit mit Eleganz.

Vor zwei Jahren… trug ich noch ein Pony und die Eierschalen vom Schlüpfen als Deutsche auf meinen Schultern. Die TFD Sommerakademie 2015 in Göttingen war… eine rundum magische, unvergessliche und … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Poppy

These are silos where uniformed marionettes drink beer and eat too much in airports, hotel bars and other vacuums at all times of day and night and do not talk … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cherry-picking

A blue firmament stretches across these gentle, green, rolling hills. A few clouds float by, fleetingly so. I stroll through the streets, sensing the tingle of nostalgia mingling with tiny … Continue reading

June 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

It wasn’t hard

It’s the same old same old every time: when the first summer nights sweep across these fields or this song gets played it sinks in that nothing new can grow and … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

J-town

My only expectation from childhood on, had been to arrive here and marvel at the stories told for centuries now and stand firm once more and for good. The dusty … Continue reading

April 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

A_Ways

Twice, we’ve been to the desert now – the place that turned people into providers, poets, prophets. These bordering countries are at war with each other, and have been for … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

kadosh

there is no holiness in Hebrew without distinguishing just as there is no distinguishing without holiness. with separation, clarity arises and meaning soars, just as watercolors would turn into brown puddles … Continue reading

March 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

little flat

  every day i marvel at the way the sun rises and floods these wooden floors from a slightly different angle as summers and winters go. you find us at … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment