I live in New York City and when I walk around my neighborhood, all I see are signs that say YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED. I think,
Why am I here?
Will they even ask?
Is this really happening?
Recently, a friend of mine shared a meme that read “the obstacle is…
Well it began as a nice gesture from our hosts to arrange an outing for us.
We’re doing a project in Saudi Arabia upon invitation by the King. (I’ll write something about that soon enough). …
we came by royal invitation to dance
this Kingdom is made of concrete buildings
far beyond my gaze from this hotel window
haze smudges the horizon
the dust levitates as the sun caresses the land
without judgement or exclusion
new places bring me joy, self-discovery
here, modesty is beauty
i uncover a new state of solitude
we must hide away to visit in groups
we proceed with spirits high and low
opening night releases a fury of unbound pages
dance exposes a passage and offers a new way
black scarves and crossing arrows and dreams undreamt
whilst a new language emerges, we listen
we bathe in the blessings born out of this vivid experience
and whispers echo in our trails
Dear Future Me,
The next time you feel like a fish out of water, remember this:
You took a small airplane from New York City to Montgomery, Alabama. From the window seat on the right side of the plane, you saw a blood orange and pink colored cloud suspended against…