Category: Writings

Accessories

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We go to school. We hug our children. We feel the soft skins of our lovers. We go running. We listen to music. We go to our jobs. We taste our favorite foods. We enjoy our freedom. These moments, these fragments, these accessories come together and form the big pictures we know as our lives. They form our timelines – birth, school, job, and everything in between. We live. We make…

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Strangers with Memories

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Once, I was the “best friend.” Now, I am “Nia.” Being Nia, in itself, isn’t a problem. I mean, it is my name. But now, when it’s said, there’s no real feeling behind it. It appears as if “Nia” is just another name to remember. How does time manage to take away one’s title and change how we say someone’s name? Let me try to break this down. “Hey! How…

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Dateless

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I’m almost always the LAST person to complain about being single. I actually like it, but sometimes flying solo has its disadvantages. Examples? When you’re at dinner with your cousin and her boyfriend. When you’re stuck with your best friend and his girlfriend. When you’re at a wedding. …ESPECIALLY when you’re at a wedding! Now, mind you, I’m still rather young. I’m not the thirty-year-old that everyone looks at with…

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How to Hold a Conversation

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Have you ever had those times when you’re in the middle, maybe even the beginning, of a conversation with someone (a stranger, an acquaintance, a person you haven’t seen in years), and you know that the conversation is going to end poorly rather soon? You try to think of something, anything that would help save the conversation from the flames. Whomp. You couldn’t do it, and the conversation awkwardly ends…

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