let me be

“dear god,” she prayed, “let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. let me be gay; … More


permit yourself to flow and overflow.

the shape of distance

between any two beings there is a unique, uncrossable distance, an impenetrable sanctuary. sometimes it takes the shape of aloneness. … More

blue elephants

when you’re a kid, you color with reckless abandon.  // you color outside the lines. // you color however you … More

after midnight

let the leftovers rot. let the last candle burn. let the clocks think whatever they want. this is the night, … More

emblaze academy

There are currently 6,650 students on charter school waitlists in the South Bronx, a community in which fewer than one … More

slow pressing

[[song lyrics to no song]] slow, slow pressing on the mouth kiss me on the legs pour into me hold me, … More


everyone now and again wonders about those questions that have no ready answers: first cause, god’s existence, what happens when … More


there are moments that cry out to be fulfilled. like, telling someone you love them. or giving your money away, … More

fear and suffering

he who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears × michel de montaigne ×

to achieve great things

to achieve great things, two things are needed: °¹ a plan °² and not quite enough time × leonard bernstein ×

what you’re wearing

document the moments you feel most in love with yourself – what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing… … More

a lifetime to learn

the hardest thing in the world to do is to write straight honest prose on human beings. first you have … More

no apagues tu voz

  cómo lograste hacerme reír y llorar y sentir que ya empieza la fiesta, cómo lograste hacerme feliz lejos de … More

passion for comprehension

// there exists a passion for comprehension, just as there exists a passion for music. that passion is rather common … More