The present moment

There is one thing more desolate than hopelessness. It's the absence of expectations.Hope only hurts when we still expect things to turn out differently, or still want it to be more.When we give up hope, and we surrender our expectations, we're left with nothing but the present moment.The past fades as a hallucination often does. [...]

Farewell, it wasn’t fun

Goodbye to a year that has defined new depths of beauty and pain, and left its mark somewhere adrift between the two, leaving an ambivalence of hope and hopelessness, where once there was certainty.Nothing changes after midnight tonight. But the token of 2021 may give some hope, while the rest brace themselves for a continuation [...]