A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs →
I grew up as an only child, with a single mother. Because we were poor and because I knew my father had emigrated from Syria, I imagined he looked like Omar Sharif. I hoped he would be rich and kind and would come into our lives (and our not yet furnished apartment) and help us. Later, after I’d met my father, I tried to believe he’d changed his number and left no forwarding address because he...
There’s this beautiful woman and she’s really smart and she has this...– Steve Jobs
Oh my God. →
I remember walking out of my first class in grad school thinking: “I’ve gotten my money’s worth already.” First class … day one, class one of a two-year graduate program on Organizational Leadership. It was intense. My professor was a woman from Iran who specializes in Leadership Development and Organizational Strategy. Her course for that semester … ethics. It was the most influential...
My grandpa is in the hospital. Text read, “Where are you? We’re all here.” What? “Ong Noi is in the hospital. He has internal bleeding. We don’t know where yet.” Walk into the hospital room. He’s asleep. He’s curled on his ride, arm under his head. My towering grandpa, so small under the blankets. My grandpa who left my Ba Noi, left her for a...
I had a dream you came home.
Sometimes I feel like the pool I swim in is very shallow.
My share of laughter
I got it, today.
If I cursed,
I would give you a big shout of “fuck you,” turn, and walk away. Because I don’t curse, I sit and watch you walk away, wondering about all the things that it took to get us here. I watch you get in the car, watch you drive away, watch as your tail lights grow dimmer into the night, counting the seconds in my head until I have recomposed myself enough to go back...
I will get through this
God designs us our own personalized struggles, so that we can get through them. So that we can become the beings He had believed in, all along.
What would you like the staff to know about you?
mk: i believe in you
Danielle asked me the other day, “Why won’t you date X or Y? They’re really cool. Just try it, you never know.” And I found within myself an answer I hadn’t ever really internalized…”They don’t make me laugh,” which was met by a “HUH?!.” “…That’s the reason why Joe and I started dating. When we first met, he...
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes...– Anaïs Nin (via imfantasyparade)
I just wanna dance with you.
I think about you all of the time. Always trying to fill in the empty space, but nothing quite fits. Waiting for the self growth that will fit it in for me. I wouldn’t change a thing. You were the greatest, grandest gesture… A love that will continue to change my life. Thank you; sending love your way~
“But I really loved him.” “Big deal. So you fell in love with someone. Don’t...– from Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (via luuwendy)
NOTE TO SELF
All the sadness in Adele’s songs doesn’t equate to a life full of sadness. Remember remember remember, there is so much more to life than you. Remember love in more than the romantic sense. Remember not to be an ingrate. Remember to appreciate life. Remember that you have amazing people in your life and you don’t need more, but more is welcome. You can go, now.
Sometimes, I get tired of trying to change. I’m a crazy bitch, and no one likes me.
I’m kind of glad that you’re not the one. It means that I can look forward to something better.