Conquering the Peak
What have I gotten myself into? I cling to the side of the mountain as the path narrows and curves up the steep incline. The sun hovers over me and turns my once comforting jacket into a stove.
A prolonged gaze must be set upon her. Upon the grandness of her autonomy, the fullness of her being, her crown, and the wounds that have been inflicted. Wounds that bleed, but the color is hope.
Do You Know The Benefits Of Hugging?
Many of us know that hugging has lots of health benefits. But in case you haven’t really read or taken the time to get to know your inner self as well as you need to do to understand why hugging is vital for us, read on.
He was coming home. She could sense his ship on the horizon before it appeared. The white, billowing sails. The way the sunshine bounced off the bow and back into the sky. The subtle groaning of the ropes as they strained against their ties. Every detail was etched into her memory like carvings on an oak tree.
First date with the real me
A quick look at the antique clock on my bedside table shows me I'm late. Late late. I take another sip of my second glass of Merlot and assess my reflection in the mirror. A little black dress that hugs my curves perfectly (translation, getting air in will be problematic), ankle boots too high for my chronic clumsiness (but absolutely gorgeous), red lips, big hazel eyes accentuated with black eye-liner. Despite the dress being too tight for comfort, it's the only thing that felt remotely sexy at the moment. And you always need a bit of sexy for a blind date, as dating is no picnic.
The First of Fifty
To my very own Theo, I’m sitting across from this couple at a café downtown, and they remind me so much of us. The way they gaze into each other’s eyes as if nothing else in the world exist, the gentle touches along the hand, tracing every line, every goosebumps, never letting each other go. A puppy love that I hope will grow into what we have today.
Amber rays of late afternoon sun fall through the slats of the blinds, casting patterns of light and shadow across the bed and floor. Outside, I can hear the muffled sounds of the city: endless traffic passing beneath me, the soft cooing of pigeons, the occasional swelling of metal grating against metal as the overground train passes a few blocks away. Far below, Ronald, the man who runs the gyro truck on the corner, is yelling at the new boy who works for him. A dog barks. It is May; the first days of summer are clinging tightly to the city, holding it in a chokehold of heat and humidity.
Reflection of a Girl Remembering How to Feel Alive
She didn’t need to scan the menu long because a different guy had taken her here just last week. Of course, she couldn’t tell that to her current date. Instead, she said, “I can’t choose. It all sounds so good.”
Dating: Do's & Don'ts
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Second Chance at Love
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The Necklace - a Beautiful Story of a Poor Wife
She was one of those pretty, young ladies, born as if through an error of destiny, into a family of clerks. She had no dowry, no hopes, no means of becoming known, loved, and married by a man either rich or distinguished; and she allowed herself to marry a petty clerk in the office of the Board of Education. She was simple, but she was unhappy.
To a friend
Is this my guilt? I’ve never been good with friendships. Too many moments of being treated badly, being bullied and experiencing heart-breaking betrayal; but instead of understanding that not everyone is out to get me in some way, I unknowingly (at least then unknowingly, however, now knowingly) refused to recognise the good people that came into my life. My lack of trust ruined the potential best friend connections I was desperate to have. “Wouldn’t it be great for my soul if I were to lay all the blame at the feet of those that came into my life?” I thought. “Grow up” said my soul.
Signs Your Best Friend Is a Covert Narcissist
by: E.B. Johnson Is your friendship toxic or exhausting? If you feel like this connection is one sided, it may be possible that you’re dealing with a covert narcissist. Narcissists are charming, and they know how to pinpoint our weaknesses in exceptional ways. The covert narcissist is especially dangerous and can find their way easily into our social circles. Do you feel like your friend may be a narcissist in disguise? Educate yourself, look out for the signs, and take action to protect yourself in the most conflict-free fashion that you can.
Forever For A Reason
By the third song Alice was fed up. By the eighth, irritated, and the tenth, done. The last chord, along with her voice, creaked out and then trailed away in a garbled whimper. She swallowed some water like clockwork, then made the standard nods and half-mumbled thanks of a street busker. No self-aware person let their ego rise in such conditions, a tattered leather jacket, worn purse and vintage band shirt kept her vanity in check. The jeans and sneakers were nice though.
It may surprise one to know that the color that has shaped my entire personality, lifestyle, & life is Toe-Head. However, I may not be surprised much at all to know yall didn't know the two word hyphanated phrase, nor that it is indeed a color. Well, it is indeed a specific hair color and it has influenced the entirety of my life. Toe-Head : the lightest of platinum blondes & usually associated with children, a white-headed youth. Now yall wont find that definition in a dictionary, and for readers under 35, thats not on wikipedia or google. Yet. Thats my definition based on a lifetime of experience.
I’m Deaf And I Can Hear Your Ignorance. Let’s Fix That!
“You can’t be deaf, you just heard what I said” One of the most common misconceptions about deaf people is that we can’t hear anything. While for some of us that is completely true, a large percentage of us have some degree of residual hearing. There are 4 levels of hearing loss: mild, moderate, severe, and profound. Even those with some degree of profound hearing loss might be able to hear something if it’s loud enough. At the opposite end of that spectrum, those with mild hearing loss will hear much more, but their hearing loss still interferes with their day to day life. For me, in a quiet room, I can hear that you’re talking to me, but I cannot hear what you’re saying to me. So here I will rely on my hearing aids to give you a boost, and lipreading too.
How to stop overthinking
Most of us used to overthink on everything; specifically, what happens to us, what we think happens to us, what other people think of us, what other people think of others and what happens to them.
Children of The Pandemic
New Normal-A Challenge Even the infection ratio of the Covid-19 is lower for the kids in contrast to other age groups but the mental and emotional damages are on the opposite side. Children are the brave warriors who are facing the pandemic without really knowing what they are up against and it is not only the Covid-19 but the fight against fear and emotions is more to worry about them. Most countries had discontinued the schools at the start of the pandemic that leads the kids to be homebound, which was quite a unique thing for them at the start.
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