Big City Complexities, Big City Dreams

We attract what we are, as I often hear people say. But, we also attract what we aren’t. Why is that? Is it because we have confused ourselves with what we want with what we are? A friendly smile is not a welcoming sign for a cold shoulder. A courteous hello is not an invitationContinue reading “Big City Complexities, Big City Dreams”

A Heart On The Ground

I saw a heart on the ground. I wanted to pick it up, but couldn’t, because it was deeply engraved into the concrete. Some hearts are not meant to be taken. Some hearts are better left untouched. Although we are all mesmerized by the symbolism and the simplicity of a heart shape; however, not everyContinue reading “A Heart On The Ground”

Chemistry

We meet countless people everyday. We smile at some. We shake hand with some. We become angry at some. We stay away from some. It is revelatory to learn just how important interpersonal chemistry is when it comes to our relationships. We seek familiarities in strangers, the abundance of which gives birth to friendships andContinue reading “Chemistry”

Firework

A picture says a thousand words. This one was taken in the backyard of my maternal grandma’s old house in her village years ago, during the new year celebration. I still remember that evening. My uncle was in charge of placing all the firecrackers around the backyard. My cousins and I were running back andContinue reading “Firework”

True Friends

Back in high school, my dad once overheard a phone conversation that I had with a good friend of mine, at the time. During the conversation, my friend and I used funny nicknames to address each other, which was something that my dad disapproved of and considered disrespectful. He whispered to me while I wasContinue reading “True Friends”

Perfect Relationship

Society likes to dictate what a perfect relationship is. According to author, Jesse Nichols, we should not allow others’ idea of what a perfect relationship is to influence our own. Jesse says that a perfect relationship is individually defined. When we find a partner, with whom we can be ourselves with no pretense of anyContinue reading “Perfect Relationship”

Reciprocity

One of the major components in a healthy, and balanced friendship is reciprocity. Although most of us enjoy the act of giving; however, we are also into the pleasure of receiving. We may come into a friendship with differences, in terms of financial conditions, cultural and personal habits; we can never use excessively preexisting circumstancesContinue reading “Reciprocity”

Anecdote Of A Long Distance Romance

I have never been in a long distance relationship. Hence why I don’t know what it feels like exactly to be kept far away from the one that you love so much romantically. But, I do know the feeling of separation. My family and I have not been able to see, touch, and smell eachContinue reading “Anecdote Of A Long Distance Romance”

The Ones Who Are Meant For Us

What do you think of when you see the quote, written on top of the attached image? Many of you may instantly think of a person, with whom you are involved in an intimate relationship. After all, this is what the image is trying project to its readers. In my case, for some personal reasons,Continue reading “The Ones Who Are Meant For Us”