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When does knowledge stop being power?

When they forgo feeling for knowing. A curiosity so sick that it no longer illuminates, but darkens parts of their life with its snobbery. A restless vessel mirroring greed, yet…. sadder still. Greed without self awareness. A delusion strengthened by the false pretense that…


Last year it was everyone. This year it’s everyone else. Sending congratulations never felt so disingenuous. It’s not that I particularly want to get married, but I’d like to think that I am not only capable of love, but also capable of the kind of love that would overwhelm someone…


Almost two years ago Chester, the lead singer of Linkin Park took his own life. His lyrics tell a story.

I watch how the moon sits in the sky in the dark night
Shining with the light from the sun
And the sun doesn’t give light to the moon assuming
The moon’s gonna owe it one

On July 20th 2017 I learned that you can be a savior and not…


Image of NYC street by Elisa Deljanin

At the head of the table I sat. Arms open and legs crossed on a chair. She looked at me and said, “You see me.” I was able to see her, because she saw me too. She didn’t mean that in the room full of people sitting at the conference…


Zernone is a delicious-sounding name. It tastes like the color orange, but not as good as the color blue. The letter N is an orange letter and the letter E is a blue letter. …


Karate Kid and Mr. Miyagi, Rick and Morty, J Cole and Kanye. The story of the false prophet and the lost boy is a story that has been retold and relived for centuries. …


The walk from my apartment in Washington Heights to my junior high school was no longer than 15 minutes. Yet, every morning I would have to go to the building across from me and wait for this tardy girl so that I could walk to school with her. I don’t…


We both filled our buckets with water
Struggling to stop this ship from sinking
But you weren’t working as hard as you said you were
Instead you spent your time making tinny pricks
As…


Almost two years ago I went to the clothing store and bought three sweater-dresses for work. …


My vacation ended the moment I began to board my flight back to New York City. During the ten hour flight, I already started to feel like I was in New York. I would need no time to re-adjust once I landed, because New York is a feeling more than…

Ana

User experience designer by day and NYC performing artist by night. Ana has written hundreds of articles on emotional intelligence and self-empowerment.

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