Thoughts

A collection of personal thoughts and essays.

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  • Ruled by Words

    Blogging. Is it dead? Maybe so. That’s what the social media gurus and marketing experts claim. If I’m honest, it feels strange and impersonal and also egotistical to share my thoughts and ponderings online, despite having done it often in the past. I wonder if blogging screams, Look at my life! Listen to me! As…

  • Behind the Windowpane

    After dark, the streets of London are quiet and the sky is a hazy grey. Everything but the bars and restaurants are closed and, behind fogged windows smeared with condensation, people gather. They are shadows behind the glass, mere outlines on display. Candle flames flicker on the linen-draped tables, and a faint melody seeps from…

  • Just let it be

    It’s been a day. I’m not in a place to write, at least not my preferred space—but maybe that is the best space to be in. I’m moving, again, for the what feels like the one-millionth time in the last three years. I’m packing and sorting and donating and selling all my belongings. And I’m…