May Day Contemplation

What was once elusive will eventually become one of the ordinaries. Personal experiences are the culprit in rendering a sense of day-to-day ordinariness to an object or a person that was once considered to be a myth or a legend, whose rarity and distance tended to conjure up an irresistible attraction that flamed the fireContinue reading “May Day Contemplation”

Different Circumstances=Different Decisions

People make choices. Oftentimes, the decisions that people make are determined by the different circumstances that they are under. My lived experiences and others’ life stories have REALLY made me look at the limits of human capacities differently; whether or not the saying, such as if we can dream it we can achieve it, isContinue reading “Different Circumstances=Different Decisions”

A Sense of Proximity

One in three young black babies in the United States of America will go to prison in his lifetime. More and more single moms end up in jail, and their kids are sent to foster care, where their well-being is not guaranteed. These are some of the frightening words and stats that I took awayContinue reading “A Sense of Proximity”

A Separation of Aspiration and Reality

Internet is a no man’s land. It can also be a landscape, in which accidental connection can be established and miraculous bond can be built. people seek connection, and understanding more than ever in today’s world, where the entanglement of technological wires can leave us distracted, lead us astray, and where a split of secondsContinue reading “A Separation of Aspiration and Reality”

Can We Really Have It All?

Can we really have it all? Yes, because this is the reality for some. No, because this is only a wishful thinking for others. On this Planet Earth, not only do we have Paris Hilton of the world, whose privileged upbringing allows them to lounge, when summer comes, on the sunny beaches of Ibiza, butContinue reading “Can We Really Have It All?”

Hollywood Aura

A stranger tapped me on the shoulder in the subway station this morning. I did not know him. He was someone with some disabilities in verbal communication and physical mobility. I turned around to look at his face for a second, I promptly said, “Hello!” then quickly wanted to move on. He tapped me onContinue reading “Hollywood Aura”

Diplomatic Pretense

It is hard to see people’s true color in the real world. In the cyber world, it is a different story. Countless fake and private social media accounts provide those, who don’t feel comfortable expressing their disdain, with an outlet to vent their internally harbored negativity openly without having to worry about the individual repercussionContinue reading “Diplomatic Pretense”

Spare A Change

I walked by a Starbucks and heard a homeless woman begging the passing crowd for money. “Spare a change. Spare a change.” I wanted to spare a change, but soon realized that I was not a millionaire, who had got pockets full of change to spare easily. Some may consider giving away a buck orContinue reading “Spare A Change”

We Don’t Know Why

I heard on radio this morning that a woman without legal documents in France had to work as a prostitute to make a living. I then saw a man in a subway train, where he walked from one end to another all alone and dirty, while making weird noises along the way that disturbed someContinue reading “We Don’t Know Why”