• How We Say Goodbye When Summer Ends

    Our retrouvailles marked the end of summer in your city. The city I came to love despite its constant windy chills and random rain showers: in summer. We remembered the couch—with plush pillows and soft blankets thrown carelessly over its surface; something that reminded us of the chaotic beauty of a studio of an artist. We spent so many times snuggling there;

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  • How To Love.

    Love by knowing that everything is temporary. Love by knowing that it will not last forever. Love by knowing that it could be the first and the last, the best and the worst, the only one or another one. Love by knowing that nothing is permanent. Love by knowing that this moment can make and break the rest.

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  • A Gift of Being.

    Even if our only prayer is gratitude, maybe it’s enough. Even if our only ablution is acceptance, maybe it’s enough. Even if our only service is being compassionate, maybe it’s enough. Even if our only invocation is words of blessings, maybe it’s enough. Even if our only offering is non-judgement, maybe it’s enough. Even if

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  • The One Who Never Leaves.

    All of us have that one person in our lives: the one who never leaves. The one who never leaves is both always and never around. He is here, but at the same time, he isn’t. PHOTO BY NICO WIJAYA. You cannot hold his hands or kiss his cheek or hug him from behind anytime you like. He

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