April 17, 2018

[Content Warning: suicide mention]

I don’t have favourite students anymore, but I had one once. I most remember Beatrice sat in the front row, beside the window, with her white hair pulled into a braid with a sharp end and her pressed poppies kept snug, pressed flat, be...

April 11, 2018

once she gardened to Pachelbel’s Canon

now on her deathbed, dignity drained

her teeth are like stones, eroded by nature

sand fills her throat when she speaks

and she no longer hears the voice of time

ravaging her cochlea, her dreams

she recalls the symphony orchestra


April 6, 2018

“That which withers in the age of mechanical reproduction is the aura of the work of art.”

—Walter Benjamin

For German philosopher Walter Benjamin, original works of art hold an “aura”, a property that is the art’s “presence in time and space, its unique existence at the...

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