'I am afraid of talking to people, being an asshole, and running out of things to write. Other people's lists of fears may run a little more like, being randomly murdered, spiders, and heights.
In lieu of the recent violence spreading like communion wine across the dirty carpet of the United States, I - and many of you - have been thinking about violent crime more than ever. In this new world, all of us - immigrants, minorities, women, or anyone who has the audacity to believe in, seemingly, anything - must keep our eyes peeled for flying steel, grasping hands, and social profiling.
For those who have watched “Pirates of the Caribbean,” you will recall that Capitain Jack Sparrow’s compass points to his greatest desire. For him that was loads of money, for me, I have always assumed it was a home, somewhere I could return to to think over what had happened in my world that day. But recently I realized that if my greatest desire were home, then my compass is now entirely confused because I am officially homeless.
Elianna DeSota is a young teacher who is obsessed with deep diving into new cultures and ideas. Right now she is on a journey to discover more about India and herself before jumping into the next chapter of her life.