Love Letters of a Bookseller

For the past two quarters (6 months), I’ve been working at the UCSD Bookstore. When I was hired in December 2016, I was trained as a cashier and have been manning many a register from the absolute dead weeks of winter break to text book rush in the first week of Winter and Spring quarter….

Winter Blues

I just finished my last class of winter quarter and I feel like I can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Winter is always the hardest for me, I’ve come to realize. I’m trying to remember though that good things rolled around in the spring, that the downward spiral doesn’t last forever. I feel like…

Unapologetic

Recently a post I made after not seeing my close friend from college for 2 weeks despite going to the same school was described as ‘unnecessary,’ ‘a little much,’ ‘kind of a slap in the face,’ and ‘somewhat hurt their feelings,’ by their somewhat recent significant other, whom I’ve never met before. Now, of course this…

Glass, Blood, Gold

The best Christmas gift I have ever received was also the worst one. But only because I ruined it. After Black Friday shopping with my mom who had been looking at the jewelry case in Macy’s for a good 2 hours and walked away with 2 new rings, after telling me that we were spending…

Anyway the Wind Blows

Here we are not strangers to sadness. Paradise is not without its cracks in the pavement. And every few years sometimes we slip through them. Barn cats going missing, old dogs not making it the year for the next trip, horses that wither away, refusing to eat in old age. Raising animals also implies being…

Shekh ma Shieraki Anni

I call my best friend Michael, my sun and stars. I call him this because he has given me an entirely new universe. I mean literally by introducing me to the A Song of Ice and Fire books, but also through his friendship. College was such a big leap. It’s so strange it’s practically funny. There…

First Thought, Best Thought

The room is spinning. Every name and hello is sweet on the tongue like syrup. Tara, Nick, Doreen, Julia, Candace, Andrew, Rachel, Sofia. How sweet it is to remember, to be remembered. Colors melting. Peach carpet. Mantle and bed frame powdered sugar white. Low lights. Like sunlight through the ocean. Everything is submerged underwater. Lean…