Of Made Up Words and Windows and Souls

  Opia. Greek, meaning eye. Often used in combination with prefixes to describe various conditions of sight/sightlessness. Internet, meaning gaze: “The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.” Among the thousands of posts and reposts, articles and blogs circulating the internet, there has been a fascination with … [Read More]

On Caring for Poinsettias

  Francine began losing her leaves soon after Christmas. She has been a good houseplant, keeping me and my roommates company when we sit at our kitchen table. Her red and green leaves signaled the coming of Christmas, and though she was only intended to live with us for the 6 weeks up till Christmas, … [Read More]