Devotions

Tara Monjazeb
A weekly newsletter on reflection, literature, and finding joy in the little things. Every Sunday.
Created 26 Jun 2021
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  • Forever is composed of Nows
    03 Jan 2022 • 3 min read • 29 2
    Happy New Year! 2021 was a long one. It was a year of waiting. Despite that, I look back at January of last year and I barely recognise myself. And even though I made a big move halfway across the wor...
  • I Have Covid
    26 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 26 4
    Thankfully, I am home. I’ve been here for five days, and It’s fairly warm today. I’m sitting on my bed with the windows open, there’s not a cloud in the sky, and I just went on a walk to the lake with...
  • Between Two Worlds
    19 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 41 9
    This week I’ve spent most of my time in my apartment, trying to isolate as much as I can before I fly back to the U.S. for Christmas. I’ve been watching films, knitting, and scrolling, scrolling, scro...
  • Food Is a Love Language (and I Speak It with Myself)
    13 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 43 9
    It’s said that love is stored in the kitchen. I have so many memories that can confirm. Every time I cut fruit, I think of my grandma, who would bring me pear and apple slices as I did my homework on ...
  • The Tenderness of Childhood Friendship
    06 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 40 10
    I spent the weekend in Edinburgh visiting my best friend. He moved there for university after high school, and I followed him across the Atlantic to London a year later. We always joked that our 10-ye...
  • Giving Thanks (At A Distance)
    28 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 33 10
    Some of my favorite memories from these past two years happened around the dinner table when my aunt and uncle and 4-year-old cousin came over on the weekends. We’d ask each other a “question of the d...
  • When I Am Among The Trees
    21 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 33 2
    In August, I wrote a post about learning to love the ocean. Now, recently, I’ve been waking up with an itch to be around the trees, trying to grasp onto the yellow and orange before they disappear int...
  • Quiet
    14 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 31 1
    I grew up in a quiet town, surrounded by woods and stars, with only the occasional zip of a car flying down our local tree-lined road. Despite this, my house always felt busy. We often had relatives s...
  • When The Coffee Gets Cold
    07 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 56 6
    Recently, I’ve realized that I expect far too much of myself. I want to wake up to the sun, to make myself a nice breakfast, have all my readings done, and relax on the bus, contribute well in class. ...
  • My Ode to Darkness
    31 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 31 0
    This year, Halloween happens to coincide with the turning back of the clocks here in the U.K., meaning the end of British Summer Time and the official start to a dark winter. Today’s sunset is at 4:34...
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