The Chinese thinker and philosopher, Confucius said “Study the past, if you want to define the future,” It is necessary to revisit the past to understand the present, and often to discover ourselves and the context in which we live. There is history around every corner and there is change and transformation in everything human beings touch. Seattle was no different, the city we know today has been reinventing itself rapidly since the 90s and 2000s.
Posts tagged as “home”
After living in the United States for a year, among many other things, I was struck by the number of packages delivered daily to my building and passing through the streets of Seattle. It's easier to find stacks of boxes on my neighbors' doors than to see the sunrise. I can't lie, I also get a lot of boxes. More than I should. I have bought more online here than I have ever in my entire existence.
The world has become both otherworldly and recognizable. Time crawls smugly by, moving and shaking, and I have forgotten how to measure it. I catch sight of myself in windows while I walk, and see that I am 30.
On Saturday, demonstrators stood outside Seattle Center in solidarity with Ukraine, which is fighting against ongoing Russian aggression.
As we’re painting the walls of my childhood home in Mississippi, readying it for a price tag, my mother tells me a story. You know the game MASH — that pen and paper kid’s game…