Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dear Universe:

For the past five years I haven’t wanted to acknowledge my birthday. Not because I don’t like presents, cupcakes, flowers, balloons or attention, but because with every passing year it made me realize I was getting older, farther away from my dreams. This year is no exception. I have planned an afternoon dessert party for Sunday, but suddenly, I am lost on what the point is. To celebrate another year of not accomplishing the goals I have set out for myself? I am trying to stay positive, appreciating the people and things in my life, including my health, family, friends, education and Faith, yet, sometimes I need a reminder of what is important. Show me a sign?

putting it out there,

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Today (or yesterday?) marks the first day of Summer. So happy that the June Gloom is finally over! Here are some inspiring photos to get you in the mood, with my chosen colors of the season: cotton-candy blue, bubble-gum pink, and creamsicle orange.

I will mostly be in Los Angeles, which is the best place to be during the summer. For the Day-glo sunsets, the hiking-trail dust that gets under my fingernails, and the feel of a gas pedal under my nearly bare feet. It is a strange mixture of urban and tropical, with skies that look both vaguely toxic and heartbreakingly beautiful at the same time. Hope you all get to experience it first-hand someday.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Flying to Chicago in a few hours for my brother’s Medical School graduation and was thinking about all things Chi-town related such as: deep dish pizza, Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs, White sox, the Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, Magnificent Mile, Lake Michigan, Sears Tower, the L, Oprah, the Bahá’í House of Worship in Wilmette, and the city’s many misnomers, like the Windy city, Chicagoland, and Chi-city, when I started humming “Homecoming”, Kanye’s tribute song to his hometown of Chicago.

Chicago is the Heart of America, with a mix of the East coast and West coast caught up in the Middle. And it really is the place of Sana’s homecoming, as he is graduating from Chicago Medical School and attending family medicine residency program at Northwestern. Congrats and best of luck, my older lil brother!