the whale

prior to this experience, I always assumed that our hearts make us all of us oceans, pumping blood turning into rolling tides right here in our veins (Anis Mojgani, Shake the Dust). well, now, the space between my chest and hips, growing and expanding day by day, truly feels as though an ocean specifically has […]

making space

on the other side of the world, the funeral of an African-American man is taking place right now. he, unarmed and handcuffed, was killed by a white officer‘s knee pressed into his neck for more than eight minutes. riots erupted in America as well has here and many other communities suffering, still, under white privileged […]

in the fields

corona and pregnancy decelerate this life over here at the moment: work happens remotely only. options for travel and entertainment and distraction are fewer. all activities center around the home and neighborhood. so there’s time, right now, to pack up the bag, grab sun screen and glasses, hop on the sattle, and ride on out […]

christening

the first skinny-dip of the year happened last night with a friend just after sunset at a lake nearby and it was glorious. in these times of new rules and regulations, of social distancing and avoidance, or lots of hours spent at home, it’s become more important than ever to do things out of the […]

springtime

it’s been the first week of warmer weather around these sceneries. anytime that warm breeze sweeps in through the slanted windows of this top floor apartment and caresses the bare skin and all these tiny hairs, a jolt hits these limbs and makes their waking superb. indeed, this is no time to pass up on […]

at the fair

when you can’t go to the fair in the charming center of your town because it’s been canceled for an indefinite period of time, it’s time to bring it inside with all its magic. so we put up those fairly lights along those old beams on the ceiling, spiced our punch with wild berries and […]

16 weeks

sixteen weeks have gone by since a tiny new human began growing with the purpose of becoming the newest, most vulnerable, most revolutionary soul in my tribe. it’s been growing persistently since and so have the skins of my body, heart and mind. a few other weeks have gone by since one of the dearest […]

at the Tate

1) and for 30 some meters, I walked along a corridor drenched in fog and a bright yellow light. it was impossible to make out the origin of this warm and immediate experience. psychedelic drugs must induce this feeling or a near-death moment or the instant of being born or born again. 2) a little […]

stories

an elderly Russian couple taking plate by plate with cake and even more cake and letting all of it disappear in the depths of the grocery bags between their legs. a Somali woman with her two sons “success” and “love”, granting them the kind of Christmas that allows for them to share their experience with […]