I have a love/hate relationship with surprises. On the one hand, I love them because I love the excitement & the pleasant tickling feeling of the thrill of spontaneity. Few things have made me feel more loved than finding out that my friends or family were working behind my back to do something kind for... Continue Reading →
The chapel was quiet, the silence only slightly broken by a few gentle guitar chords softly rising to heaven from a little back corner. It was dark, with a single light illuminating the altar, drawing the attention of everyone in the room to that spot. The soulful voice of my friend Anna came in softly... Continue Reading →
Hello friends! Can I just start out by saying that I am so proud of you all? Whether you're about to leave home for the first time as a rising college freshman, a transfer student getting ready to adapt to a new school (like me!), a senior crippled by senioritis, a grad student, or whatever,... Continue Reading →
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy." ~ Matthew 5:7. "Mercy: compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one's power; lenient or compassionate treatment; a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion; compassionate treatment of those in distress." It's not that Merriam Webster gets it wrong, it's just that... it doesn't get it quite right either. And me being me, I have something to say about that - hence, this post.
"What was your first childhood memory?" There are a few answers that I could give to this question. My earliest memories begin around the time when I was 3 1/2. For example, I can remember a few fleeting moments from my mom's 29th birthday, which happened a few months after I turned 3. Okay, well,... Continue Reading →
Whenever you happen to catch yourself perusing this lovely little site that I have here, there are a few things that you might notice, such as: The name of this blog is actually in Italian. Its logo is a pink rose. By the way, that's St. Peter's Basilica in Rome in the background. My last... Continue Reading →
"Life is pain, Princess. Anybody who says differently is selling something." These words of wisdom were spoken by Wesley, the dashing male lead played by Cary Ewes in the hilariously satirical 1987 movie The Princess Bride. His identity hidden behind a black mask, these words are his comeback to Buttercup's (the female lead played by... Continue Reading →
I'm more than a bird I'm more than a plane More than some pretty face beside a train And it's not easy to be me Isn't it great when inspiration comes to you in a song? Everything is already laid out for you in artistic form, and usually, it even rhymes! Music is something that... Continue Reading →