December Down Under

It’s December 1st. And it comes as no surprise. It’s an uneasy feeling. I’m homesick. Just like every previous December that I’ve been away from family, away from snow, away from early Christmas music. I long for my home. 11 months of the year, my home is where I decide to rest my head at … [Read more…]

Now that you’re gone

Today, it’s like nothing has changed but everything is different. You are not here anymore, yet you’re everywhere now… In the wind, the sun, the ocean. In the cute little birds crossing my path and in the smiles and laughter of strangers. You’re supporting me through the ground I walk on. You’re looking after me … [Read more…]

When Travel Blurs into Life

Ah the satisfaction of emptying our suitcases for more than a couple days! I look around and already feel at home. Here, it’s worth carefully choosing a purpose for each drawer… worth taking out all of our books and organizing them on the shelf… worth finding somewhat of a permanent spot for our toothbrushes. Time … [Read more…]

The Cost of Creating a Bond

The father gently lit his daughter’s cigarette, consciously or unconsciously ignoring the negative impact of his action. Embracing his role as the bad influence, only for a moment. For this precious moment when it feels like there is a real bond, almost like a friendship, with his child. Now she may be able to make … [Read more…]

Someone Please Explain This

It was a beautiful afternoon. The sun, having reached its highest point for the day, had started its journey down. But it still felt awfully hot. And the water was so clear, so fresh, so perfect. Every lucky soul there was enjoying the breeze, a swim, maybe even a couple of cold drinks. One might … [Read more…]