My Wish

I wish that I could sing to you. Hum you a melody so beautiful that I could take your hand and with it, your heart and soul. Create a harmony so exquisite that we’d no longer be strangers – you’d see me, feel me, hear me – all of your senses would be awakened. I […]

Looks Are Everything

I’m intrigued by the way in which physical appearance can often direct a person’s life; things happen differently for a beautiful woman/[man] than for a plain one. –         Penelope Lively Over the weekend, my sister and my cousin continually encouraged me to binge-watch on Netflix a popular television show: Gossip Girl. Other than my girl […]

When You Have a Dream about Your Ex

I’m not going to dignify his behavior with a response. I’m not even going to leave him one of those angry answering machine messages: “Hi, it’s me, you’re a dick,” but it sure felt good saying it right now. –          Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City Last night I had a fairly startling dream about […]

Lessons From My Father

It’s only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home. It’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. – Margaret Truman Over the past few months, I have been trying to strengthen my relationship with my dad. It […]

Is the World Cup Masking Brazil’s True Identity?

As the longstanding tradition of soccer unfolds onto Brazil this week, fans could not be more thrilled. If the Brazilian team – a team that has won five times – could achieve victory on their own turf, I am certain soccer fans everywhere would be ecstatic, especially given that Brazil is closely related to the […]