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This is an interview with Carl and Arielle meet to talk about inclusive education, aeriel yoga and the blending of these two mainstays in Arielle’s life.
“Don’t be afraid…and if you are just find out why”
I tried capturing the feeling of nostalgia which is imagined in this poem by a number of different things brought together in the same instance.
“A lot of the fear that comes with coming out…is more of how you’ll be percieved by the ones you love”
I started telling her my backstory. How I stumbled into this industry from a double liberal arts degree. How I moved to California on a whim, because of some obtuse connection between a tech company and a hidden strand of thematic pulp from my Honors Thesis. How I still loved California, had a lease on an apartment, and really missed being in a place where the concept of a burrito had been fully fleshed out, deconstructed, and rebuilt anew. I told her about how I was only supposed to be in Dublin for 1 year, and then – “You met a girl,” she interjected.
Marten talks about his acclimation and adventures in a foreign place which quickly became an unexpected home away from home.
For two months I did the fieldwork and data gathering necessary for my master’s thesis, which investigated chili plants as a potential buffer crop against crop-raiding primates
Suddenly everything turns black. I start feeling drops of sweat running down my face. My hands get sticky, I can hardly breath. From somewhere far away I hear a voice saying “Are you alright? You look pale”.
Since living here, I have learned that is extremely hard to wrap my head around what exactly happened here, and I am not sure if I ever will.