Own Shoulder

It seems as if everyone in life needs a consistent, extensive support system, a place they can go back to, a place they can draw unlimited support from, a point where they can open up the troubles of their mind to and find an answer, not to the particular set […]

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Meaninglessness and Meaningfulness

 It is hard to imagine what the individual sum of actions in your life add up to. You might be able to point out to certain actions that changed a situation for another, but in the overall scheme of things, it’s hard to see any meaning in that change. We […]

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To Edinburgh, With Love

“Today my heart is split into two,” said a friend of mine in his leaving Edinburgh speech, “one part is looking forward to going back home and seeing my friends and family. And the other part lies here, in Edinburgh.” I knew these words would be as true for me […]

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Limitations Of Language

Perhaps it’s time to start considering yourself lucky in life if you think that you are unable to express what you are feeling, that words keep falling short, and that language is inadequate to articulate your experience. A lot of literary theory talks about the limitations of language, about how […]

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Marriage: The Only Recourse

Tannu is her daughter from her previous marriage. When Tannu was slightly less than a year old, her father died, in a drunken brawl. Left to pick up the pieces, Tannu’s mother married another man, an older man, who refused to let Tannu be a part of his household. Tannu […]

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Don’t Forget To Enjoy The Walk

The leaves in the meadows are now yellow and brown. They crinkle at the slightest touch, and are gathered around the elm trees that perimeter the grass, which covers the ground like rich, green velvet, cut through only by dark grey, concrete pathways. We walk on the pathways because the […]

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