Month: February 2011

The Brooklyn Bridge

I walked the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday. It was spectacular. I had this sense of gratitude as I watched the tourists pass on either side of me. I was grateful to…

Clara Sekowski

Clara Sekowski is from Los Angeles, California, and is 17 years old.She decided to take a bridge year between high school and college whenshe was twelve and is currently living…

Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm.  Origin: 1570–80;  < LL enth?siasmus  < Gk enthousiasmós,  equiv. toenthousí ( a ) possession by a god ( énthous,  var. of éntheos having a god within, equiv. to en- en-2 + -thous, -theos  god-possessing + -ia y 3 ) + -asmos,  var., after vowel stems, of -ismos -ism “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”- Emerson I think I may be one of the most enthusiastic people on the planet. Sometimes I…

Notice

Notice: my friend mike sent this to me.amazing.that is all i have to say.amazing. xoxoa

The Overnight

Once or twice a week, I stay overnight at the maternity ward with the sage femme, waiting for expectant mothers. It’s heavy and cramped, and there aren’t any mosquito nets…

Understanding my sister

I’ve been an only child my whole life, so sometimes it’s hard to understand what goes on in a sibling kind of relationship in the US, and especially here. Especially…

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