El Estoque

Dear Goodbyes

Dear Goodbyes

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

May 22, 2019

haven’t always been good at accepting you into my life. You get a pretty bad rep, and I guess for a good reason: nobody likes change. It’s your best friend that always seems to be close on your heels, and fending you off means that I get to fend change off too; I get to relish in the way things a...

Dear Time: A love letter to time

Dear Time: A love letter to time

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

March 15, 2019

Dear Time, If I’m being completely honest, you drive me crazy. I need to break my habit of thinking that you’re on my side, that of course I’m always going to have you around. So I come home and sit at my desk and literally stare at nothing for a solid eight hours, convincing myself that I have plenty o...

Dear Change,

Dear Change,

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

February 6, 2019

You and I go way back. You and the majority of people on Earth have a history, I suppose, but I’d like to think that our relationship is special. It’s taken me a while to learn how to love you, and yet even now I don’t really know if I can say I truly, truly love you all that much. I’ve spent a la...

Dear Home,

Dear Home,

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

December 17, 2018

’ve always had trouble defining you. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines you as “one’s place of residence,” but I’m not entirely sure if I trust the dictionary on that one. The old adage “home is where the heart is” isn’t entirely convincing either, as that implies that there’s only one pla...

Dear Music,

Dear Music,

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

November 21, 2018

ear Music, I distinctly remember sitting on a piano bench for the very first time, my shoes barely reaching the ground. My teacher patiently taught me what numbers to name each of my fingers and how to poise them over the keys just right. I was almost scared to start pressing the keys, scared that...

Dear Halloween,

Dear Halloween,

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

October 24, 2018

ou used to be my absolute favorite holiday. Every year, I’d beg my parents to go candy shopping as soon as they lined the Target aisles with spooky black bats and cartoonish pumpkins, replacing September’s school supplies. I wanted to make sure our house was the house — known for having the be...