Chaotic Communication & Deep Soul Digging
Easy does it, Gemini, it's your time to shine. The spotlight is on you during this birthday season. Just the way you like it.
Let Them Eat (Wacky) Cake
This cake has always existed. At least, that's what it feels like. I have no clear memory of my first bites, but if I was to hazard guess I would assume I was no more than three. It sits at the center of every family dinner, birthday party, or slow Sunday; surrounded by my moms' green-blue pottery mugs filled to the brim with Red Rose tea.
At My Core, It's Dusty Mountain Beige
You smell that? That burnt skin, charred wood, dry crusted earth so hot you burn your nose when you inhale. Add sunscreen and smoke, the musk of a colourless lake,
The tables are sticky, tacky. Not unclean, just well lived-in. Years of condensation, dripping glasses, the day’s drip in heated Styrofoam.
Going Vegan, then Going Back
I was thirteen when my mother put our family on a vegetarian diet for a month as “a challenge”. To this day, I don’t really know what prompted her to make this choice. If I had to guess, it would be a combination of the new health books she had been reading and the sheer cost of meat when feeding hungry mouths.
I Spent Three Years Selling Healing Crystals as Cure-Alls
For three years, my Monday afternoons, Thursday evenings, and Sundays were spent at a hole in the wall gem shop next to a medical marijuana dispensary. To date, it was the highest-paid and most interesting job I’ve ever had.