Category Archives: Beauty
During the Age of Reconfiguration, looking in the mirror can sometimes be a traumatic experience. Some women just shrug their shoulders at the signs of aging whereas others put their face in the hands of a plastic surgeon. But many … Continue reading
Mexico has left many landscapes in my mind that won’t go away. One is that of driving hours through the desert when, unexpectedly, the nothingness was interrupted by a small village of homes constructed from cardboard boxes. Poverty had not … Continue reading
Summer before last as we were getting ready to leave Paros, my neighbor and adopted sister, Angeliki, gave me some cuttings from her canna lilies. I carefully wrapped them and replanted them once back in Rome. One part I planted … Continue reading
Despite the drizzle, we walked to the Chinese restaurant to have lunch. Leaves that once hung over our heads were now matted on the ground—a melancholic reminder of existential change.
My neighbor left flowers for me. I put them in a pot next to the door. They’re better than a welcome mat.