The Awkward Moment – A Tale of The Introvert Problem

An awkward moment is a beautiful little human catastrophe that wriggles itself into your self-representational sphere every so often to playfully offer its share of a little strife and existential dread. Overstimulation, sensitivity to minute detail, excessive processing, and high reactivity are but a few of the reasons to why an introvert and HSP like myself would be subject to such embarrassment. It reminds me of that one time...when I found myself the target of a little flirtation...

Bittersweet Bravery and the Ballad of a Broken Heart

Your very soul stirs the shift of a season...And in the winter of your absence...I find a comfort in the summer of your memory. Bittersweet /ˌbɪtəˈswiːt/ Adorned with the quality of awakening a sensation of pleasure, tinged with traces of longing and heartache. The description given to that indescribable mix of emotion that preludes the … Continue reading Bittersweet Bravery and the Ballad of a Broken Heart

AfrikaBurn – Seeking the “Golden Repair”

Freedom permits us a space that is rife with the possibilities to disassemble, break, and destroy, in order to remake, reshape, and realign. But the acceptance of such a faculty demands a great deal of vigilance from those who desperately sought it out in the first place. In truth, when we seek freedom, we do … Continue reading AfrikaBurn – Seeking the “Golden Repair”

AfrikaBurn – The Whimsy of a Wallflower in the Wasteland

Rising like a dusty mirage out of the Karoo heat, there’s a city that many call home. It’s a manifestation of our collective imagination and the culmination of our collective efforts. It comes and goes, and ebbs and flows. It’s transient, temporary and transitory. It’s neither here, nor there.It is real in its unrealness."Out of … Continue reading AfrikaBurn – The Whimsy of a Wallflower in the Wasteland

The Art of Sensitivity as Told at 27 – The Birthday Blog

Sensitivity /sɛnsɪˈtɪvɪti/ A quality of an increased receptiveness to one's surroundings, heightening the intensity of sensory experience and moment-to-moment thought repertoires. It prescribes a finer finesse to the mindful reflection extended on the moulding of perceptions, and thus an increased vulnerability to the nuances that abound in abstract encounters. The room felt alive with the … Continue reading The Art of Sensitivity as Told at 27 – The Birthday Blog

The Novice’s Guide to Constructing Inner Worlds – Part 1

Inner World /ˈɪnə/ /wəːld/ A haven far removed from those mundane concerns that are woven into the fabric of reality. A realm blueprinted from the dreams, ideals, and hopes of a soul in reflection; thriving on the creativity, novelty, and life-infusing forces of imagination and marvel. It is the product of a spirit in resonance … Continue reading The Novice’s Guide to Constructing Inner Worlds – Part 1

The Hemlock Cup of Expectations

Expectation /ɛkspɛkˈteɪʃ(ə)n/ A contract mentally written in the ink of the beliefs, suppositions or conjectures harboured by a person, the premise of which is crafted from the intuitive dispositions and life experiences of the individual. A strong projection that may be directed at oneself or another, enrolled across the spectrum of appearing just and fair. … Continue reading The Hemlock Cup of Expectations