Coping

Everyone has different ways of coping. Some type the same message over and over again, with the assurance that the backspace key will make up for the courage lost when they couldn’t hit enter. Some look into a mirror and wipe away their tears, pretending to be strong for their imaginary audience and convincing themselves…

Excerpts from Unsent Letters and Unfinished Thoughts

“The past few days have been nothing short of mundane and dull. I’ve been stuck in the hospital for fourteen days and I’m not getting any better, my dad says that it’s still a good thing because I’m not really getting worse either. My body is just stagnant. There’s only so many movies one can…

02 November 2017; 

On an eerie winter morning, a child tiptoed his way to my lost self, he perched himself beside me on a lone park bench. He seemed to be five or six years old at most as he peered into the book before continuing, “What colour is the sky?” He asks with such innocence that it…

Day 297- The woman at the old age home 

There is a woman at the old age home.  Her eyes glimmer of the history she’s witnessed in her long years here on earth.  Her wrinkles remind me of constellations, connected in a magnificent display of wisdom.  Her hands are always shaky. No matter how much I hold on to them, warming her skin against…

Citizens Talk 14.0

“​I have successfully almost finished the first year of university in a different country, after having lived with my parents for the first 18 years of my life; I can say with complete certainty that I have never learnt more things than I did these last 11 months. I can quite accurately compared my experience…

Citizens Talk 13.0

“One day I was sitting at the McDonald’s in France, I didn’t have WiFi so I was using some from them, but I couldn’t use the tables to sit down until I didn’t order something. I went inside and ordered a big Fanta, took it outside and sat on the last table near the newspaper…

Citizens Talk 12.0

“One year ago around the same time I was learning French using an app. I didn’t know at the time I would meet this amazing girl that would turn into my girlfriend and we would spend some amazing eight months together, even though it was long distance, we were in love, everything started with a…