Religious or not, most of us have heard or seen the poem about the footprints in the sand. An allegorical text, written in prose, this text describes an experience where someone is walking on the beach with God, each of them leave a set of footprints in the sand until the part of the journey … Continue reading What It Means to Walk Alone
Can you ever truly be an individual apart from a collective? Being alone builds in one a sense of self dependence and capableness that collectives inevitably try to break in each individual and inevitably succeed in most. This question stands more towards the idea that individuals only exist in reference to what they are not. … Continue reading Apart From..
There are few notable days when you are backpacking for so long. They all sort of seem to run together in an endless stream of looking for water, looking for a place to stay and making sure that no one steals your pack during the night. Something that started out as so extraordinary as walking … Continue reading Desert Day
Today I realized that I am equally afraid of failure as I am of success.
Today I realized that all too often humanity tends to think of the natural world as a mechanistic and precise process that is wound, somewhat like a clock's gears. It is not the case, however, that lived experience is that same way. Lived experience blurs the edges of understanding and being to create something brand … Continue reading Today I Realized…
Today I realized that moments matter and yet they don't. What is a life, a friendship or a day, but a collection of moments? Some of them remembered and some of them forgotten. Either way, each moment adds up and builds to an entirety. Without even one of them, the whole wouldn't exist. Yet without … Continue reading Today I Realized…
Today I realized just how hard it is to look at the end of an airport landing strip. It’s a finite piece of concrete that we never stop to contemplate. It exists for a purpose and that purpose can be accomplished in a numbered amount of concrete feet. No more, no less.