charmed by a bee

A friend and I were relaxing on the beach when she suddenly gasped. I looked down to see that a bee had landed on my finger. Bees have always fascinated…

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hawaii in ice

I know the shapes aren’t quite right, but these patches of ice on the train window from Sweden to Denmark made me think about my former home in Hawaii. How’s…

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up the stairs

"Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs." – Rudyard Kipling I’m not sure of the context of this quote, but I like to think it’s a poetic instruction…

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what makes beauty?

This is Hamburg in early February 2018. To my eye, this view isn’t particularly beautiful. That said, during my brief time there, I encountered generosity of spirit, whimsy, and kindness…

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a peek at the inside

It seems like the roots of this tree are supposed to be under the earth rather than on top of it. Walking past, I felt like I got a secret…

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