Star Dusted Lens

  • my parents.

    June 2, 2020 by

    growing up, I always looked at my mom as a hero and my dad as a villain. she seemed to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders, but in a way she was always saving the family. my dad seemed to cut us down every chance he got. he was distant, cold, and… Read more

  • places I want to visit

    May 27, 2020 by

    Niagara falls and Toronto with my mom. She’s always dreamed of going and I want to take her once I’m earning money again. Italy with my baby sister, Natalie. This was a place we talked about going once I was better for her high school graduation, and even though it’s been delayed, I still dream… Read more

  • things that make me happy

    May 26, 2020 by

    summer afternoons in Portland with the sun glistening in the forest and over the city coffee and coffee shops evening walks with dogs and good company finding new fish while snorkeling surfing with a cute boy that laughs at me when I fall off my surfboard while just sitting there face masks at the end… Read more

  • Things I love about my baby sister

    May 25, 2020 by

    the way she admired me so much as a child. she proudly showed me off in elementary school & told her teachers I went to UC Berkeley. It melted my heart. I hope I still make her proud. how intensely she loves. she might hide it because she’s been hurt so much, but she has… Read more

  • 30 Day Writing challenge

    May 24, 2020 by

    I’ve been in need of writing inspiration and I came across a writing challenge on my sister’s Pinterest. Below is the specific challenge for the next 30 days. It’s simple and I’m hoping it will help me develop better writing discipline. Here goes nothing! Who am I? I love rainy days, bookstores, grocery shopping, and… Read more

  • my safe haven

    May 2, 2020 by

    walking through my favorite grocery store, New Seasons in Portland, I’m immediately greeted with the sweet scent of fresh flowers tempting me to pick them up and bring them home. I walk through the baked goods and I’m drawn to the buttery croissants, reminding me of walking through the streets of Paris early in the… Read more

  • {new list} a few of my favorites & random thoughts

    April 17, 2020 by

    Throughout my 20’s I encountered a lot of trauma, in some ways I was dealt a bad hand, and in other ways, I inflicted myself with circumstances I should have walked away from. Though I’ve learned and grown so much from those hard days, I’ve also faced a lot of physical illnesses as a result… Read more

  • o c ean waves

    April 7, 2020 by

    sickness feels like that place in the ocean where the waves break into each other, constantly turning water over and over, restlessly. creating sea foam that my sister used to called ocean snow. its this breaking point, where one wave coming in crashes into the wave that is coming out, an imbalance of forces clashing,… Read more

  • decomposing matter

    March 27, 2020 by

    I want to write again, but I’m afraid I no longer know how. Words and phrases fill my head, but instead of the ease that they would spill onto the page, into stories and wondrous phrases, they come out FLAT and jumbled together. So I decided to bury them inside of me, instead of facing… Read more

  • Land of the sick, home of the broken

    March 17, 2020 by

    It’s been in the land of the sick for a long time. At first I was an obedient guest, but I’ve overstayed my welcome. In this land, there are so many rooms and houses I’ve spent time in. For a while, I was pounding death’s door. My mind was in turmoil, my heart faintly beating,… Read more

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