Who among us can ever be truly safe?
Fall is upon us, bringing me one step closer to my favourite season! Though we’ve had thrillingly dire predictions of rain, rain, rain this winter, we’re in that tiny window of bizarrely summery weather, blood moon and all, that strikes every autumn. It’s as though the weather didn’t bother to check the calendar or consult with […]
There is a thing people say that never fails to infuriate me: ‘Oh, California, they don’t have seasons there.’ It seems to have become a running joke with people around me, who greatly enjoy trying to wind me up and trigger the seasons rant, and I must admit that it’s become old, tiresome, and irritating, […]
When I was a child, I was fascinated by globes — my fascination lingers, although I no longer experience a compulsion to reach out and touch every single one I pass. I loved the globes in stands that could be tilted around in all different sorts of directions, although I was continually hung up on […]
When people tell me their earliest memories, I feel a flash of jealousy, because so much of my life seems like a faded blur. I remember things in sensory terms; the crunch of grass so dry and brittle that it shatters underfoot, the smell of fried octopus, the sight of sun glittering on white walls, […]
Fall is the summeriest time of the year. The days are warm and languid, the nights so hot that often you need to sleep under a sheet and nothing else unless you want to wake up roasting and dripping with sweat. It used to be our little secret; the tourists would dissipate and we could […]