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Pretty Smart

It’s hard to shake off the feeling of being 16 again, especially when you see the high school caboodle after 19 years of pretending to have grown up. You ogle perplexed at how 19 years is a long time and yet there you all are, still competing over the same title of Queen. Then there’s […]

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Solstice

The day felt so short. It’s almost ending and I wonder whatever did I do today. The day was heavy, it felt like a dull ache, barely there but one that I could feel nonetheless. I remember two moments of happy- reading a book on a mouse who snuck up Santa’s sack and another moment […]

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Take a Break

My children snatched me and took me to the park today, to listen to the Madrigal Singers. Pure voices all in harmony, serenading us with Christmas carols under a tree of lights. Thank goodness for children and their sixth sense. They knew I needed to return to innocence, when I can hearken to the voice […]

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Advent

Advent begins today.  No one minds advent anymore. I don’t have a distinct memory of it except of lighting one purple candle and anticipating the joyful pink one, which meant gifts are just around the corner.  Still I didn’t really know what Advent was for except that it meant preparing.  Preparing for that eve when […]

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