nisrine

Writer, actor and teacher from Sydney, Australia.

Passion is corporal. Physical. It’s from the groin, it tingles in your fingers and all over your skin. It is an experience. Purpose, on the other hand, is beneath all that which senses and feels and tingles. It is of the soul, of the unconscious. It is a constant. How can I tell if I’m following my […]

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I’ve abandoned my writing. I’ve left her wrapped in a blanket on the front steps of the local firehouse. Not even that. I’ve left her there naked, with no supplies, with no thought whatsoever as to her wellbeing. And though it’s been about two months and she is a distant memory – I’ve forgotten her […]

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I had an appointment with my therapist/healer the other day after which I came to this realisation… I’ve been fooled. All the self-help books and spiritual teachers I’ve come across have done one thing: distracted me from my own laziness and humanness. I am now, like the majority of those that walk this Earth, lost […]

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Dear Buddy, I have said goodbye to my darling New York. It was a disjointed goodbye, an incomplete goodbye. Partly due to the fact that I was so deathly hungover from my farewell party the night before (won’t make that mistake again!) and partly because I didn’t want this to be the end. But it […]

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Dear Buddy, This time next month I’ll be back in Australia. I’m excited to return, there are so many treasures I’ve picked up here that I’m eager to practice over there. Plus, I miss my family. I’ve got a wedding to help plan and a play to rehearse for and an agent to sign up […]

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I released a helium balloon today. It wasn’t so much for the balloon itself as it was for me. At first I didn’t want to. I wanted to be selfish and hold onto it. It would give me something to talk about if I kept it, it would give me a reason to stay mad. […]

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And in the back. And in the foot. And in the hand. And I paid him $40 to do it. … I’ve been feeling tension in my left shoulder for the past couple of days and because I know my body and emotions quite well, I know it’s all to do with my harbouring negative […]

AS YOU WATCH ME WORK THROUGH THIS PROCESS, APPLY IT TO YOUR OWN LIFE. Think about your resume. Your curriculum vitae, if you will. How much time did you spend on that career objective sentence up the top of the front page? You know, the part that starts with fancy verbs like ‘to work in […]

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Dear Buddy, It has been a while, my friend. A while indeed. I don’t know what it is but I haven’t been much in the mood to write and I feel a little guilty for this. I posted some things a few days back but they came out of a feeling of obligation and not inspiration. […]

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I’ve been sitting at this cafe on the corner of Grand and Havemeyer in Williamsburg for a couple of hours now and something funny just happened: the internet connection went out. And what, praytell, do you get when you cross a cafe full of Laptonians and no internet connection? A rare glimpse into mankind. Cue […]