Author Archives: sabonseine

Feeling good

After my last post, and especially at the dawn of a new a year, it seems fitting to hit the reset button and start at a different starting point. Musings to come in a subsequent post; for now, a three-part … Continue reading

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serenity now

i’m not a very religious person, so instead of the serenity prayer some people may be familiar with, i offer here the serenity doctrine that better reflects my current state of mind hoochie mama! hoochie mama! 

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When the inner crazy peeks out

It’s one thing for your internal, often NSFW (no, not in that way) proclivities to have made a safe and comfortable home inside the recesses of your mind. I am referring here to those bits of yourself you save only for … Continue reading

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Mad dash (or, the Storm before the Calm before the Storm)

Yesterday, I awoke with a start — what day was it? Where was I? What time of which day was it? And then, a calming thought: it was only Saturday. Despite two previous days free from meetings and human conversation … Continue reading

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Proof it Sometimes Pays to Do Nothing — a very short story

Tuesday, 7:33 or so in the pm; if one tried, the barest hints of the passing day were still visible (or maybe that was just wishful thinking). Groceries slung over my shoulders, nestled safely inside my unintentionally socially conscious canvas … Continue reading

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When all my words have been stolen by the waking hours

Keeping Quiet Pablo Neruda (trans. Alastair Reid.) And now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. For once on the face of the earth let’s not speak in any language, let’s stop for one second, and … Continue reading

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The refuge of quiet

First, I started writing to my siblings. Then I started writing to one friend, and then another friend, and then a colleague with whom I am friendly and a few friends who are also my colleagues. And each time I … Continue reading

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Sun-day Afternoon

The song playing in my mind (and now on my laptop) is “Tuesday Afternoon” by the Moody Blues, although for the better part of three hours I was singing “Sunday afternoon” to myself. Tuesday, afternoon, I’m just beginning to see, … Continue reading

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View from the top

Birth order, mental health experts claim, is not insignificant in its effect on personality and sense of self. Much attention is given to “middle child syndrome,” made popular in the States with three simple words: “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” Thankfully, a … Continue reading

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Sunday morning cafe

I get lost in words — on the page, spoken by others around me, the new ones that swirl with the old ones in my head. Smells, sweet and savory, waft in my direction and then move swiftly away. The … Continue reading

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It’s too hot

This was about to turn into a rant about heat, humidity, and the horribly oppressive weather the east coast has been suffering for the past several days… But instead, I’ll just share a few pics from the weeks I spent … Continue reading

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When next I am in London…

More advice from the movie maestro: Roger Ebert’s lost book The Perfect London Walk In which he writes, “I felt a freedom in London I’ve never felt anywhere.” In this we are in agreement…

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A tale of two Wimbledons

Wimbledon — Take 1 Tuesday, Wimbledon Day 2. The travelers are weary, but spirited. Picadilly from Russell Square to District Line to Wimbledon transfer from Earl’s Court. The travelers are surrounded by even more spirited event-goers: faces painted, outfits coordinated, … Continue reading

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Brighton beach memoirs

Ventured out to Brighton today to gather with some colleagues; this was the view from our Brighton colleague’s flat: What must be the sensation of looking out and seeing the tide ebb and flow ad infinitum just steps away? … … Continue reading

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Happy Solstice!

Each year the solstice creeps up as if by surprise — or maybe that’s just in my case. Solstice traditions abound, yet I am familiar with none save at a superficial level. What I do know is that on this … Continue reading

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