things I miss about home:

  • the way the light comes in first thing in the morning through the cracks in the windows, before I open them completely to let the sun wash over everything
  • the sound of coffee being ground, the hand crank creaking with every turn
  • the methodical chopping of a machete against unwanted grasses and weeds; the sound of the sharpner against the blade when it dulls
  • the buzzing of a hummingbird (at first frightening, until you look up to see what is hovering there), darting in and out of banana flowers
  • the unmistakeable coqui, chirping through the night
  • the rush of bat wings overhead as soon as dusk arrives (sometimes, in my house)
  • the brightness of the stars
  • the ferocity of the moon—unapologetic and striking
  • the coffee flowers blooming in the night, filling the dawn with the sweetest fragrance I’ve ever encountered, disappearing as suddenly as they arrive
  • hearing the rain beat down on banana leaves, seeing the fog it leaves behind, covering the rainforest in magic
  • sara. sara sara sara. sarararatsrdagh
  • cooking a meal from my backyard
  • talking to the lizards that hang out in my house

the sounds and smells aren’t right here. I no longer live here. I only live inside my family & friends. the rest, well, the rest is in the past.


Gordon Parks, Boy with June Bug, 1963.
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Ella Fitzgerald I've Grown Accustomed To His Face
Ella Fitzgerald
I've Grown Accustomed To His Face


Track: I’ve Grown Accustomed To His Face
Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Album: Hello Love


Ever since I was little I was told I need to drink a glass of milk with dinner and that milk is best source of calcium. After doing some research it is easy to see that there are obviously other sources of calcium other than dairy and that those sources are better for you in the long run.

"Ice circles," a rare natural phenomenon that occurs in slow moving water in cold climates. They are thin and circular slabs of ice that rotate slowly in the water.
Gary Lane

I gotta see this in person
"Absence is presence.
You never left."
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