I love fall. The weather is perfect – crisp mornings lead to warm afternoons and chilly nights. You have the chance to wear the cutest clothes of the season. Who doesn’t love layering tights, knee high socks, circle skirts, scarves, and sweaters? And can we talk about fall food? You never get the chance to eat cranberries, candied nuts, or pumpkin any other time of the year! Continue reading Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes
I feel as if the doors have closed too soon, and yet I am still standing in the frame, wincing as the click nips my nose and pinches me into reality. Continue reading The Impending Time of Summer
In my long life, spanning 16 years, I’ve come to realize that first impressions are overrated.
People have fears. Fears are a part of human nature.
Some people have arachnophobia, a fear of spiders.
Others have acrophobia, a fear of heights.
Are your SAT scores high enough?
Are you sure your G.P.A is high enough?
Are you sure you’re going to get in?
“The pen is mightier than the sword,” said Edward Bulwer Lytton.
Indeed it is. For the pen can cause great emotional maiming, while the sword only yields temporary, physical impairment.
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It’s 12:33 AM, and I’m sitting here at my mundane desk, typing away aimlessly at a blank screen. Words fly past my glazed eyes, bloodshot due to a lack of sleep. My head throbs with the pain of drowsiness, and all of my willpower is being used to keep my neck upright at 90 degrees.
“We are flying to low. We built this universe, this technology, these connections, this society, and all we can do with it is make junk? Make stupid entertainment?” – Seth Godin
“In all her intercourse with society, however, there was nothing that made her feel as if she belonged to it. Every gesture, every word, and even the silence of those with whom she came in contact, implied, and often expressed, that she was banished, and as much alone as if she had inhabited another sphere, or communicated with the common nature by other organs than the rest of human kind,” – The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Romance, sin, lust, despair, guilt, pride, and hope.
That’s what The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is about.
I’ve been reading this novel in my AP English class. Now, I’ve heard some notorious things about the book – but so far I love it. Continue reading A Pairing of Purposes