Hope Arcuri

Words Of Hope Blog-- dedicated to vulnerable writing about my crazy life. Check out my new tab Missed Moments about my experiences on public transportation!

The Foot.

I smelled it first. A decaying, infected, atrocious smell that keep wafting toward my side of the train. I was talking to my friend about his adjustme...

The Quiet

The Subway trains here are atrociously loud. In fact, they’re basically as loud as a jet taking off. Don’t believe me? Read this Guardian article ...

On Being an Artist

Two weekends ago, on my Birthday, I went shopping in a random store and walked in on Corey Pane painting shoes. He was asked by the store to paint Tom...

Reflections on Japan 

Japan taught me about privilege, western influence, taking risks, being confident, sad parts of our history, investing in people and in a place, takin...

Forever Duke 

I graduated from Duke a week ago, and until now, I haven’t let myself process it. What did I learn these four years? How have I changed?  But n...

Employment.

Today I accepted a job. A job I’ve wanted for one year, 2 months and 4 days. I remember where I was and how I felt when I learned about the company,...