EXPERIENCE

SET ME FREE

They all want me except you. Why can’t you look at me like they do? They all say my kisses are the best. How could you resist them with my body pressed against your chest? You said you missed me and kissed me on the forehead, But you didn’t want to have me in your…

SALTY BLOOD

November 2016 I opened my car’s trunk to pack the backpack, in which I kept the oxygen bottle, and found my surfing wetsuit. I stood there, paralyzed, staring at him, as if I had ran into an old friend I hadn’t seen in years, and with whom I wanted to remember moments lived before, in…

WIND ON MY FACE

This post was originally published in Portuguese on Expedição B. on the 23rd of January 2017 I’ve always had a lot of headaches, since I was a kid. Later came the migraines with everything else that comes with it. At the age of 17, during national exams season of my 2nd year of high school, the characteristics…

LIVING BEING

A living being is complex. It requires molecules, atoms, particles, and an invisible immensity of lines and in-between lines, which pass unnoticed to the naked eye. Functioning doesn’t require ingenuity, until there’s a short circuit. Turning the winch doesn’t harden the muscle, until it makes it hurt. Breathing is easy, until it isn’t. The disease…

ALONE AT SEA

This article was originally published on The Inertia on May 29th 2015 It was early in the morning when I first got to the beach. A heavy mist hung over the ocean, and you could hardly see the set waves break out the back–it all seemed so far away. Through the mist, you could make…

ON THE VIRTUES OF FIGHTING

Imagine, just for a second, what would happen if life, as you’ve been living it up to this point, completely stopped in its tracks. I don’t mean it in the sense that you’ve hit a dead-end or that you need to take a moment to catch your breath. The road’s still quite visibly in front…

HOW TO ACCELERATE YOUR GROWTH

Since I’m a young kid, I’ve always wanted to improve myself. How don’t you want to be better every single day? Tony Robbins says that happiness comes from progress. The only feeling worse than waking up without a challenge, is to look backward and realize that you’re not better than you were a year, a month,…

THE PAKISTANI HINDU CARETAKER

This post was originally published on Ary News on 21st March 2015 Raj or Raju Bhai, as he is known, is the principal caretaker of the National Museum of Pakistan in Karachi, and happens to be a Hindu. He’s been looking after the museum for 35 years and his father held the position before him. The…