For the boy with roses

I have a lot of feelings about the world. That is possibly the most general statement I could make. But I don't really know how else to put it. I've been trying to think of a thoughtful way to write about the refugees (mostly Syrian) pouring through Europe right now. When I moved from Lebanon …

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Making Plans

Lately, the days have been going by so slowly yet incredibly quickly. It’s a weird phenomenon that I often find myself caught up in. On Wednesday, I was supposed to be creating lessons plans, but instead I created my Peach Plan. Context: peaches are in season and therefore the main fruit to be found at the …

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Throwback Thursday

Written on a park bench when I was 22. This is how I write I just scribble little nothings until I stumble upon a something (a rare occurrence). On my best days my words fall out of my fingertips like leaves from branches in autumn they mix in piles on the ground and people I …

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Pieces

I wrote this more than a year ago, but when I rediscovered it today, it was exactly what I needed to hear. People are more important than places and sometimes you realize that “the dream,” the calling, isn’t wild adventures. It’s loving fully and completely and being loved in return. It’s finding people whose hearts …

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Throwback Thursday

I was told not to credit the person who wrote this, because she hates this poem, so I will just say this is by one of my sisters. It's from when I was living in Lebanon, and we sent each other poems. I love this poem, and I feel it now. Love you, sis. Drive a …

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Throwback Thursday

Another old poem. I wrote this in December of 2013 in a coffee shop when I should have been studying for finals. I fell for you in fall, but by the time winter came I felt you slipping away like snow melting in my clenched fist. Maybe I shouldn't have held on so tight, but I …

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Throwback Thursday

I have rediscovered a notebook full of little love poems I wrote when I was 22. I'm not sure what to do with them so I thought I would share them here, every Thursday until I run out (or get lazy). They are mostly title-less, messy, and unedited but I like them. I hope you …

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The number one thing I learned from graduate school applications

I should not be writing a blog post right now. Like seriously Elizabeth, get it together and do your homework. Oh, you're not going to listen? Fine. Fail at school and graduate without those very important rope thingies around your neck. It's you're own fault, you hobo. Sometimes I'm very mean to myself. But really, …

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