The Violence of Forgetting

“The great force of history is that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do.” – James Baldwin Of the six definitions of violence returned from a search, the one which describes the process of forgetting surprisingly well is… Continue reading The Violence of Forgetting

Creative Writing

Shooting Star

A comet is flying, shooting past in the sky headed towards a planet. Rocks floating by keep hitting the comet, but it continues to speed towards its impending destruction. The farmer, with his parched lips and muddy shoes, heads inside his home after a long day of tending to the fields. He walks along the… Continue reading Shooting Star

Creative Writing, Personal

Sporadically Calculated: three

Holly’s eyes opened at ten. Too late to go the 10:00am yoga class, she lingered for an hour and half on various interruptions of social media, and at half past eleven, she decided to take a slow-paced, leisurely stroll downtown to a familiar studio: wooden floors, and large glass windows. Her muscles woke up slowly… Continue reading Sporadically Calculated: three