maria silvestri

the vero exit

the vero exit

I’m a fan of the Irish exit. Grammarly tells me this term is outdated, so I’ll rename it as the vero exit. It’s my preferred method of exiting most locations and events, particularly parties and gatherings. The vero exit is leaving without saying goodbye. It’s really not that necessary to say goodbye.

reflection by maria silvestri


I always underestimate the satisfaction that alone-time can bring me. I forget how much I appreciate being alone until I take the time to do so. I work for, and with other people, I take classes with other people, and I live with other people. I don’t have much time to be alone.

fruit-bearing trees by maria silvestri

fruit-bearing trees

It’s incredible how a mundane activity can carry so much weight and significance. Much like Eve from the garden of Eden, one of my issues can be directly traced back to picking fruit.

homesick, in a literal sense by maria silvestri

homesick, in a literal sense

Stability has always been out of reach. I have moved to a new home more times than I’ve celebrated my birthday; I am more familiar with change than permanence. I feel at home when I’m on the road, and at peace when everything I know is being replaced.

Red Flag: Valentine's Day Prep by Maria Silvestri

10 red flags: valentine’s day prep

Valentine’s Day is a beautiful holiday, full of love, gifts, and smiles. Oh, and red flags. There’s so much red surrounding you on this holiday that you forget to pay attention to these flags. Don’t fret; I’m here to remind you of what to pay attention to.


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