First time I noticed the patterns, I was an employee at Subway.
It started so small and seemingly insignificant.
A customer would come in and order something really unique, like a footlong chicken teriyaki, add tuna.
Something nobody else would
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“Come on, stand up,” said my inner voice. “You’ve been lazy for long enough.”
“Right after I finish this round of Mario Kart…” I replied, also inwardly.
“Whatever,” the voice replied. “You know, you’re such an asshole lately…”
Everything has changed…
Due to a revolution in off-grid living, it has become optional to acknowledge borders of cities and states.
The politicians tried to have us detailed, but our numbers were legion. They expected a war, but we weren’t … Continue reading
And the world keeps telling you, over and over and over again, that you’re not alone.
As if your feelings of alienation are a character defect, a glitch, an undesirable batch of script.
This just further cements you into solitude. … Continue reading
Fact: we’re on a rock floating through outer space.
The only reason “Syria” and “the United States” exist is because a long time ago, humans came up with a classification system that creates an illusory concept of “us” and “them”.… Continue reading
Consider a massive tree. It’s been growing for hundreds of years, maybe thousands. Maybe millions.
How did it start?
A seed, of course.
Think of the journey of a seed.
Such a relatively miniscule beginning. Small, irrelevant.
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“I hate you,” the sparrow said to the robin, after some dispute about worm rationing.
The robin was deeply hurt, and flew away.
Years later, the robin and the sparrow encountered each other once more.
The sparrow had gone above … Continue reading
My first college essay, dated February 8, 2010.
A pair of gardeners planted two seeds in a path of fertile soil and proceeded to diligently tend them in hopes of witnessing their transformation into beautiful flowers. Both seeds … Continue reading
Who are the living, breathing, dreaming people behind the signs?
The signs. You know the ones.
The signs that we often pass by, at times wondering what about the nerve it takes to beg for money from random hard-working people.… Continue reading
The following essay (dated February 16, 2013) was written in a Gerontology class in which I was assigned to interview an aging relative about their past. Some segments have been edited due to the use of uncommon academic terms required … Continue reading