Learning from Lake Como

Perhaps the greatest human tragedy is that we live our lives in retrospect – a series of “emotions recollected in tranquility.” How poetic our lives could truly be is undermined by our minds being in all places but the one where our feet are planted. Our memories are bound to reduce all experiences to a…

Starting with Saint-Malo

When one decides to travel for their birthday, Saint-Malo is not exactly the first place to come to mind, despite its beauty. It especially doesn’t come to mind if your departing station screams Paris loud and bold in jet black. And yet, hours before I turned twenty-two, I stretched the earth tight between all the…