the world and writing of a nyc writer

gretchen is a writer in new york city

Tag: thinking (page 5 of 48)

shout out shenzhen

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Today I would like to send a special shoutout to Shenzhen, China. While I have not (yet) had the chance to travel to China, it has always been on the list. Particularly when I lived next door in Australia. However, all of my holidays back then involved traveling to New York City (naturally).

It’s always baffling to explore who on the planet we all co-habitate somehow finds my words in web land. Particularly since I cut all of my social media out of the picture. Some days I miss Instagram – however, I find that no updates outside of here seem to suit me at the moment.

This changes every six months or so, I’ll wait and see what happens. Continue reading

Twenty hours

About 20 hours from now, my plane will take off from JFK to Berlin, and then fly from Berlin to Rome. Continue reading

i leave tomorrow

IMG_5646Well… I’ve been quiet for a minute. For four days…

The word introspection is a gross understatement.

I have this habit of writing in various journals at once. Due to my love affair with paper and ink, I can never pass up bringing home a new empty book that speaks to me. Continue reading

day thirty-two

IMG_5806I have never Skyped so much in my entire life. Tonight, during our second session of the day, the luthier and I pondered how our species ever survived without it.

In a way, it doesn’t feel like we’ve been separate for 32 days. Technology sort of washed that out with text messages and video chat. However, there is absolutely no replacement for the physical touch of your better half. Continue reading

counting on my fingers

Namaste blah-g family

IMG_556310 more sleeps. Now that I can officially count on my fingers, my mood has improved, drastically. Continue reading

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