Exchanges

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” ― Anaïs Nin, poet. I read this book once about a brother and sister who divvied up the world when they were young (metaphorically of course), and…

Now I Have No Idea Who You Are

“You threw in the towel, I broke your heart, but there’s a first time for everything. Who would’ve thought you’d feel so cold, and all these memories seem so old, to think you were my everything…” – “Camouflage,” Selena Gomez, Revival. I think I have been on a writing coma for a few months now….

The Fight For Respect In My Identity

“They are not our friend, believe me. They’re bringing drugs. They are bringing crime. They’re rapists….and some, I assume, are good people.” Donald Trump, president of the United States. At times like this, it seems to me that everything else is unimportant. Lately, I’ve been really thinking about the importance of identity. It all started…

Sweetie, You Have To Let It Go

A long time ago, my family and I visited the ethereal beaches of Cancún, Mexico. I was very young at the time, but I remember that my whole family wanted to swim deep into the ocean. Both of my parents took my brother and I’s hands, and slowly led us into the water. Now, the…

I Was A Child Walking With Giants A Hundred Feet Tall

“I know you want me to come home running, but it might take a while, I got my heart in my hands and my head in the clouds.” Back 2 U by Steve Aoki and Boehm ft. Walk The Moon. It would be a terrible lie if I told you that I don’t struggle with…

I’d rather hear that you don’t want it…

Somebody once told me that I might as well quit at doing something if I was just “trying.” When I first heard that, I disagreed. In fact, I even got defensive about it. Because there are a million things that I try hard at, and it wasn’t my fault that some of them didn’t go…

Purely Out Of Talent

“In time you’ll learn…You must find happiness right where you are.” Moana, Where You Are. By Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mark Mancina. There’s this teacher who doesn’t really like me, and although she may not like me very much, there is this one phrase that this person says that has always stuck with me: Hard work…

What The F***ck Are Perfect Places, Anyways?

“I’m nineteen and I’m on fire, but when I’m dancing I’m alright. It’s just another graceless night.” – Lorde, “Perfect Places,” Melodrama. In the old room where I grew up, I spent many restless nights being terrified of irrational fears. I used to be afraid of aliens coming down and abducting me (I know you…

My love for tragedies.

If you didn’t know this about me, I sort of live for tragedy. I love a good sad story. All those sad war movies, the star-crossed lovers who can’t be together stories, or basically any sad story, obsess me. Sort of like when twelve year old me loved The Fault In Our Stars and the…

The case for love…

“I guess it’s true that love was all you wanted, because you’re giving it away like it’s extra change, hoping it will end up in [their] pocket. But it leaves you out like a penny in the rain, because it’s not [their] price to pay.” Tied Together With a Smile, Taylor Swift. When art connoisseurs analyze…

For those of you with nothing to say…

Putting feelings into words is harder than it seems, because so very often they don’t make sense. Sort of like when I start talking to my friends and I switch languages in the middle of a sentence and it ends out coming out as gibberish. Recently my English teacher showed us a video about a…

Keep Throwing Darts, Even Under Pressure.

I am convinced that my life divides itself in periods of two weeks. You see, my only responsibility with regards to writing, is that every two weeks I have to deliver something new. For the last few months, I decided that I was going to stop planning themes and that every two weeks I was…