On friendship, love, and being single

I am 19 (nearly 20) years old, and done with my second year of college. If you’re anything like my mother, you may be asking, Shreya, why don’t you have a boyfriend yet? Haven’t you found anyone in the last two years? Perhaps I am being a little too hard on my mom; her inquiries are (usually) made…

fernweh

emeralds are eyes that glow in night’s perfume, dim, yellow light; music is the warm cider of guitar plucks, your violin. there’s a candle between us shedding tears (gentle, just like yours). heed the crackling fire; she tickles with whispers.   i imagine the trees are quiet outside, because they listen. i imagine the telescope…

April 25, 2017

Recap of things: I am drowning in school work. Namely, in papers. Why oh why did I choose to be a History major. I’ve also gotten in the nasty habit of writing papers the day they are due, because I can. I started watching Mozart in the Jungle. It’s a little over the top (okay,…

April 18, 2017

Long time no post! A few things: I got into the Student Docents program at The Fralin Museum of Art I’m now a ULink Advisor I got into the History DMP!!! I GOT A DRIVER’S LICENSE (s/o to Lucas for making this happen) So yes. In some sense, it is going quite smashingly. (Although stay…

March 21, 2017

What is currently going on in my life?! You ask. [At this point I assume ‘you’ is me in the year 2026]. Since Spring Break, I have pretty much been in full VICS mode. For the last two weeks I have constantly been filling spreadsheets, sorting supplies and merchandise, and doing other logistical nonsense. (Although,…

ode to sacred spaces

in the shrine room, she snuck                                                                                                  …

Spring Break 2.0: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

Da Andrea (panna cotta); subwaying; Rubin Museum; Antique Garage & Adi; poetry in mom-and-pop bookstores; Thai & Neil & lychee martini; Williamsburg; “Apothecary” with green smoothies & mason jars; handmade soaps; mini-mall shopping; Joe’s pizza; dumplings; BANANA dumplings; macarons; matcha milk bubble tea; karaoke; psychic readings; jazz clubs; gin & tonics; late-night Mexican; sangria-spilling; Comedy…

March 3, 2017

Midterms are over, and a new Spring Break is upon us. In many ways, the coming of Spring Break 2017 reminds of me of all the feelings and experiences I’ve had since my last Spring Break in Miami. Falling, partying, bandaging, Europing, Georgeing, poeting, Tindering, law-fetishing, papering, voting, Lucasing. In the course of one year…

January 30, 2017

The day began with a nice Pigeon Hole brunch with Noor. However the rest of the day was…interesting. And emotionally exhausting. For starters, Ben (Noor’s infamous ex) visited Charlottesville, kind of out-of-the-blue. He came this afternoon to Brown College, and then asked if me and Noor wanted to get coffee. So we did. Noor’s and…

#fail. Also, January 28(ish)

So much for my daily log-keeping, right? To be fair, I’ve shifted my daily to-do lists to a beautiful vintage notebook. But I really would like to keep this blog alive, so… Some highlights: New semester! Classes include “Power and the Body,” “Studies in 17th- and 18th-Century Music,” “The Emergence of Modern Britain,” “The Ottoman…

January 9, 2017

Some scheduling: 12:30 – 1:15: Read 1:15 – 1:30: Make your smoothie 1:30 – 2:15: Read more 2:15-3:15: Call dermatologist; Get Chipotle 3:15 – 4:30: Write about Zeitgeist while you eat 4:30 – 5:15: Shower, clean -Afterwards ended up making a pineapple cake filled with cream and red currant jam, eating mini samosas with chai…

January 8, 2017

Woke up and drank chai with mum Showered, washed my hair, but came out still freaked out over my hair Ate poha. Yum. Went to Bubbles to get my hair fixed (colored darker), and then also styled Came home and ate idli-sambar-dosa Watched “Zeitgeist: The Movie” on Netflix with Saanya Okay, I honestly don’t have…