A month ago, I turned 27. This year has been a hard one so far. I went through so many changes that I wasn’t ready for. I was lost and may still feel a little uncertain in my direction, but I’m finding myself again. I am grateful for these moments and for the people in my life who continue to stand by my side.
Been MIA from the blog for a while, but I am taking the time to upload some old photos from my time back in Washington, D.C. My heart misses my old home very much, but I’m so happy here in San Francisco. During the summer, I went to the Fun House exhibition with Jen at the National Building Museum.
“I’m not really hard and cynical after all – in fact I’m still dangerously soft.” – Tennessee Williams
I’m not an expert in the Spanish language, but I do know how to say tapas fluently. Most importantly, I enjoyed munching on all the tapas in Barcelona. Tapas is a selection of appetizers or snacks that are good before the late dinner. Patatas bravas is a common tapas dish in Spain, which consists of white potatoes served with a spicy tomato or aioli sauce. In the picture above, there’s a photo of patatas bravas, which was devoured instantly.
Park Guell was our first tourist attraction, which is a beautiful creation by architect Antoni Gaudi (his work is everywhere in Barcelona). The natural public park is filled with lush gardens and is known as the face of Catalan modernism.
Seen in the photo: Park Guell, Satan’s Coffee Co, Streets of Barcelona
Stay tuned for Barcelona, Part 3.
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Barcelona with my sister and best friend. We were in Spain for a week, spending time in Barcelona and Mallorca. During our first three days in Barcelona, we checked out the Antoni Gaudi buildings and ate a lot of tapas. Oh yes, we made sure to fit in some siesta time for our busy days.
“In your light, I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
I can’t go on – running through lovers.
Didn’t think I could grow without you, but here I am blooming.
“i do not want to have you
to fill the empty parts of me
i want to be full on my own
i want to fill so complete
i could light a whole city
i want to have you
cause the two of
it on fire”
– Rupi Kaur