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week forty six // the week i said “screw you” to my routines

everything still feels so strange in light of how my first world life reflects on the happenings of this weekend around the world. i ache for those who have experienced death and violence, not only in paris, but also in syria, iraq, beruit, etc. sadly, terrorism exists all over. all the time. we just don’t give it much attention until it affects us. perhaps that’s just human nature. but, i find myself grappling with my thoughts about all of this. i see thingsRead More

je t’aime paris: when you are scared, just look up

14 Nov 2015 culture + art

you have to look closely, but the stars are there. i captured this image early friday morning, just hours before the news of deadly violence in the city of love. i posted the photo on instagram, just 9 hours before the attacks, and i wrote about how the stars remind me that we are all brothers and sisters. that we all sleep and eat and live and dream and hope under the same sky. i always feel such peace and hope whenRead More

for the love of all things dark + creepy + macabre

31 Oct 2015 culture + art

i love halloween. i love getting spooked. i love the mysterious + supernatural. i love dressing up, telling ghost stories, and wondering about all of the things that we don’t really understand. plus i love any reason to gather with friends and have a party. and tonight we’re doing just that. lina and i are hosting a halloween party for our gang of friends, and we’ve promised an epic halloween celebration. oh yeah. this is a holiday that is justRead More

the loss of innocence in sweden

23 Oct 2015 culture + art

my heart is heavy today. the country that i call home now, the country that is my second home, has lost  its innocence. if you are american, or if you even aren’t american, do you remember how it felt that day 14 years ago when those two planes flew into the world trade center in new york city? do you remember that overwhelming feeling that everything had changed? that, somewhere, deep inside, even though you didn’t know how, life wouldRead More

the zen of drinking tea. and a recipe for a cup of peace.

“Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?” ― D.T. Suzuki, Zen and Japanese Culture hello friends! it’s dark and gray here in sweden today (well, this whole week, so it seems). but, i’m ok with it. i’m still embracing my autumn honeymoon phase. still enjoying it. askRead More

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