Tagged: Existentialism

Discovering The Upside Of Anger

Mike Binder’s 2005 dramedy The Upside of Anger is on my list of all-time favorite movies. Everytime I watch it, I’m reminded why it has remained on my list over...

Soul And Skin

In search for a human connection, we lay our souls bare only to find that people’s interest in us is only skin-deep.  

Can Your Memory Fit In A Chest Of Drawers?

If I had the choice of taking a piece from the New York Museum of Modern Art‘s collection, it would be this chest of drawers made by Dutch designer Tejo Remy in...

Notes On Disillusionment

Disillusionment comes with an overwhelming sense of disappointment that lingers until you realize that the dissipation of the cloud over your comforting convictions is actually liberating.

Like Ghosts Haunting A Revolving Door

People aren’t ours to keep. Driven by love, hate and everything in between and beyond, they walk in and out of our lives like ghosts haunting a revolving door, and...


Compromises are nothing more than a band-aid on a festering wound. No sooner do you feel relieved than the pain kicks in again.

What Drives Expectations?

Expectations are driven by our desires and needs. They are byproducts of our hope to obtain that which we don’t have but want, they are the materialisation of our wish for...

A Meeting With Rabih Alameddine

In May 2010, I attended “A Meeting with Rabih Alameddine”, organized by the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature and ASSABIL, Friends of Public Libraries, which also coincided with the publication of...