So much creation

I was at Art-A-Whirl this weekend and walked away thinking simply this: People can make really cool things. View this post on Instagram People can make really cool things. #artawhirl #mpls #makemore A post shared by Brent (@heybrentlove) on May 21, 2016 at 7:16pm PDT There’s a universe in this paper weight. There are fireworks in Josie Lewis’s resin blocks. View this post on Instagram #clay #plasticine #artresin #godseye #wip #petrifiedfireworks A post shared by Josie Lewis (@josielewisart) on Mar 12, 2016 at 3:29pm PST There’s a world of moth llamas and bears with typewriters in DC Ice’s paintings View…

A Big Party With All the People

If you have known me long enough, you have heard me talk about my lottery dreams. Whenever I’m asked, “What would you do if you won the lottery?” my answer is always the same. I would fly everyone I love from all over the world to join together for a giant party. This is my dream. I would fly up my best friends from summer camp, my 11th grade English teacher, my family in Kolkata, my landfamily in Armenia and the ladies at the bakery in Stepanavan. I would fly in my besties from Peace Corps and college and high…

ice

I am right now that (hopefully) forgivable blogger cliche, the writer who pledges to write and disappears from the web. I haven’t written in two months. You haven’t met my Minnesota friends. You haven’t experienced the coming winter. You didn’t come with me to get lost in that small town corn maze or stare wide-eyed with my sister and I at the crazy screamers throwing rice into the air at the midnight showing of Rocky Horror. You missed a lot. I’m sorry. I take walks often around the lake by my building. I don’t remember ever seeing a lake frozen…

first saturday morning

My first Saturday morning in Minneapolis. One full week at the American Refugee Committee under my belt. This included reengaging American work culture (Microsoft Outlook is frightening and in general I feel like Lucy with her chocolates conveyor belt), getting to know a lot of new friends, enjoying Somali food for the first time, starting to learn my fourth language (Hdg ban ah’hai! I am a star!), and learning that my new workplace is one that matches my soul. My imagination is running wild with plans for my new apartment (moving in a week from Monday!), plans to make even…