Portia Placino

Repository of my thoughts and images of art, literature, travel, and life.

Day 4, Loss at the Cemetry Gates

Loss. Where do we begin when we talk of loss? It’s so easy to talk of loss as an ending. But given time, you realise that the loss is just … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · 12 Comments

Day 3, Commitment and Music

I still feel the cold, dry air that freezes my lungs. The bright, white snow that blinds my eyes. The bare trees… A sense of wonder. This is my memory … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 10 Comments

Day 2: A Room with a View, Remembering Gustave Courbet’s The Painter’s Studio

I walked around in a cold, darkened room, and there it was—Gustave Courbet’s The Painter’s Studio. I stood in awe for a moment, taking it in. I walked near it … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Day 1: Unlock the Mind

I’ve almost forgotten that I signed up for Writing 101. I just wanted to check out what it is. Also, I’ve had trouble writing for the past few years and … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Costs of Technology, Updating the OS

I decided to give in and update my Lion to Yosemite. I’ve tried upgrading to Mavericks before but downloading about 5GB is near impossible in the connection that I have … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Getting the domain back

I finally got my domain back. I had some financial and practical restrictions when I was due to renew my domain. When I can finally do so, I am being … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Another trip down the rabbit hole

Being out of the country twice in a month feels like going down a rabbit hole. You are plunged in a strange place, everything is a rush, and you always … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wishing for more poetry

I wish I was a poet. Or I have at least given the time to develop my poetry. I suppose every person has the ability inside them. We can’t help … Continue reading

March 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Diary of a Grad Student: My Notebooks

Hardly anyone writes anymore. I forgot to take a screen shot of it, but when I posted my blog yesterday, Truman Capote said that, “It is not writing, it’s typing” … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · 14 Comments

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