Neha Potalia

Neha Potalia
a place to figure out what I think and share what I like.
Created 10 Sep 2020
  • the other side
    19 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    “It’s strange- all this lovely weather and yet you never see any washing out.” - David Hockney’s Mum on visiting him in Los Angeles for the first time. Not a hills hoist or an electric kettle in sight...
  • dispatch from quarantine hotel
    18 Nov 2020 • 6 min read • 2 1
    It’s the last night of me and my daughter’s two-week hotel quarantine in Sydney. It has reminded me of her newborn phase. ‘The longest, shortest time’ people call it. The days can feel endless and mon...
  • ok now let’s do a fun one
    29 Sep 2020 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Creativity and positivity have come in bursts this year, but I’m riding a high right now. I became Annie Baker obsessed last year and into this year, and I’m attempting to write a play. With these cre...
  • kishmish
    17 Sep 2020 • 2 min read • 1 0
    I love the sound of the word ‘kishmish’ which means sultana in Hindi (or raisin, I don’t think they have separate words for them). It feels like the sound of my brain right now too. I read an article ...
  • literally shaking
    07 Sep 2020 • 1 min read
    No, this isn't my morning routine, how dare you. I just want to share a few practices that have helped me feel human during the past few months, in the absence of regular bodywork like massage and acu...
  • tweet like no one's reading
    01 Sep 2020 • 3 min read
    I feel more patient than usual right now. Of course there's been endless pandemic think pieces dedicated to how niceeeee it is to just slow downnnnnn and be upstateeeeee with loved ones and make sourd...
  • LAX departures
    05 Aug 2020 • 5 min read
    We're really in it now. Deep in the masked summer of social unrest- waking up to infections and deaths rising every day. 'Black Lives Matter' yard signs outside homes and 'For Lease' signs outside loc...
  • sense memories
    18 May 2020 • 3 min read
    I heard there's two responses to everyday anxiety: overfunctioning and underfunctioning. I've vacillated between the two in the past few weeks. The problem is that when I'm on an 'overfunctioning' rol...
  • "we stan a well-lit king”
    04 May 2020 • 3 min read
    I can't believe it's May. Soon it will be June. I wanted to take a ceramics class this year. I wanted my core to be strong. We have done some things in the last two weeks, but it's hard to remember. T...
  • blaze it
    20 Apr 2020 • 2 min read
    Since the last time I sent this thing, The Strokes and Fiona Apple have released new albums. Two records that will define the sound this time for some, and probably make us quiver with dread in years ...
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