Happy Birthday to me! I don’t know how and why, but I’m strangely at peace right now. Perhaps I built up the anxiety about this birthday too much; now that it’s here, yes, I’m old and alone and directionless, but … Continue reading
OK so I’m having a mild anxiety attack of sorts (I think, and also, even in the midst of it I’m thinking ‘how cool, my 1st legit psychological affliction’) and because google is the new universal therapist/doctor/nanny/Jeeves, I ask it … Continue reading
Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. And do you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It’s freedom from fear. It’s the billboard on the side of a road that screams with reassurance that … Continue reading
Here is my favourite poem in the whole wide world. Time and Again Time and again, however well we know the landscape of love, and the little church-yard with lamenting names, and the frightfully silent ravine wherein all the others end: time and … Continue reading
Except in my case, of course, I experience ALL these stages in the matter of 10 days before and up to the deadline because of course that’s when I started writing the dissertation.
In the middle of everything else that is looming (dissertation, job application deadlines, lease expiring, and, um, you know, moving back home) I was struck by a sudden feeling of shock and panic that I am in fact turning twenty … Continue reading
Can I just say, on behalf of humanities masters students everywhere: Fuck you Jacques Derrida. Fuck. You. Very. Much.