From June, 2017

Particularly In Particular

Here I am A candle amongst flashing lights Accidentally curious Safe on the sidelines You poured your worries into a glass Eyes on me I heard it shatter free Fingers laced Minds encased An existential crisis painted on your face I held on, you didn’t hold back The way you spoke The questions you asked With you I ran faster Sprinted towards impending disaster Heart beating, lungs screaming Fast, furious, and fleeting Your impression hung While dreams come And now I know that Once in a lifetime Is just fine

Marble Cake

I am a marble cake, peppered with crystalized insanity Remember when Shakespeare said All the World’s a Stage? Pretty words and a pretty face mask a pretty boring place Ink run’s through my veins, and All the World’s a Page I once knew an honest man named Rob Emotions bleed out, and thoughts are sharpened…

shooting stars, story telling, and a sweeter disposition

So a few nights ago I sat down with a small group of guys desperately hoping they would have something interesting to say, and within the first 20 seconds of listening in on their conversation, I was sorely disappointed. Their conversation consisted of Viagra and male strippers. I was trying to come up with a decent excuse to get myself out of what would be a waste of my time, but they were quicker. Suddenly the topic changed to philosophy, geeky series and recommendations, and then…science. Ryan left the conversation, and I became intrigued. Fast forward 48 hours, and I…

Change is in the air

The type of people staying in the hostel is changing, just as Zelli said it would. Maybe it’s my lack of interest in who has come and gone, but I haven’t engaged in as many thought provoking conversations as I did a week ago, well, at least I think it was a week ago. Now we have been taken over by an influx of Canadians with horrible accents that are all quite cookie cutter. The few guests that could be of interest to me mysteriously don’t engage in hostel activities we host, and so I am left with people that…

Windows of opportunities

Now that I’ve had some time to get used to the structure and schedule of how things work around here, I can start turning my attention to other things on my mind: making the most of the opportunities and resources presented to me. Networking, idea sharing, knowledge leeching: I’m a supporter of all of the…