At the end of The Winter of Our Discontent, by John Steinbeck, the main character slips into the ocean, slits his wrists and lets his life drift off with the waves. I can’t get the image out of my head. That idea of absolute surrender. I’m not…strong…enough for self-harm, but the idea of it greatly […]

beginning again

I’ve decided to switch majors and I literally feel lighter. More free. It wasn’t until this moment that I realized how stifling it was being in engineering. All everyone is focused towards is money. Getting that job, getting that internship, getting through the class. I don’t want to just “get through” life. I want to […]

The Time We Lost

What Hearts   A tarnished, silver pocketwatch sways, Coldly bathed in wintry rays, Dangling by a time-sealed vow Made with a leaf-bare aspen bough.   Yet aspens and evergreens never need The passings of hour and day heed As did the lone wanderer, passing by, Reminded of life by this clock in the sky.   […]