I was sitting in the airport in Geneva waiting for my flight to Berlin. It was delayed 2 hours but I was in no particular hurry because nobody was waiting for me. An old couple sat opposite me and began a quiet conversation. The lady unzipped a bag and pulled out a wax paper wrappedContinue reading “Beethoven Symphony #9”
I meant to write a *’horror’ story in honor of valentines day but the week moved so quickly that before I knew it the day of love was long past. Well, it’s never too late to have something to say is it? So, once upon a time I decided that things were going so goodContinue reading “Valentine’s Day Horror Story part 1.”
They were boyfriend and girlfriend for seven months and he never once said her name. She noticed it early on but besides wondering How come…? She said nothing. Maybe he didn’t KNOW how to pronounce her name. This was the norm. Apart from her family and native Spanish speaking friends, it was rare for someone to fixContinue reading “The Name”
Are you are squeezing your eyes shut or staring wildly at the endless vacuum ahead? It’s neither dark nor light, yet everything swirling around you, compressing, suffocating.
You stumble and fall and keep falling all without moving a muscle. Your head inflates and while it swells, pressure from some unknown source is pushing your right ear into your skull and does the same to the left.
One of my favorite occasions is the time leading up to a visit home and all that goes into the preparation – for someone who loves to be extra about everything, it is very eventful. You see, if you’re from a Caribbean island you can’t just make a visit home and show up with your two long hands*.
Sometimes when i’m in a mindless state, like at 6:30am, not fully awake, not exactly sleeping, simply waiting for the water to boil so I can make some tea, I imagine what I would do under different improbable circumstances – just to amuse myself.
Today I wondered and then immediately decided what I’d do if I could be invisible for an entire day…
Three nights ago I landed in Costa Rica and my first morning in San Jose I had dental surgery. I’m to take it easy for a few days and stay out of the sun but i’ve been holed up on this studio apartment for the last 2 days and I couldn’t handle being indoors anymore so today I set out to explore the neighborhood.