Blue Skies

Sometimes, the world doesn’t feel too bright fear, pain, anger, numbness   So, sometimes, I look up at the sky and Hope. Knowing that wishing isn’t enough, but doing it anyway, so that the universe might give humanity a chance.  

The Study Abroaders: A Paris Memoir

In the typical American university study-abroad pamphlet, glossy words and pictures advertise a panoply of life-changing, whimsical and extraordinary adventures. Armed with my 19-year-old optimism, I was eager to begin my prepackaged fairytale. Like a small child convinced of her utmost grown-upness and her ability to predict the near future with exactitude (“because I said so”), I calmly…