Every January first, I celebrate the New Year with the rest of the world in a blur of cheesy party glasses and champagne. But June is where I truly got my start. A rainy Sunday, June 2, marked my first day in the world, and June has treated me well, so well, ever since. In […]Read more "a love letter to june"
It’s really common as a young person today to be aloof in the pursuit of relationships and friendships. To show just the right amount of interest, send the perfectly timed text, the subtle Snapchat. Ask your favorite teenager or college student; they’ll tell you all about the terms we have somehow agreed upon. It’s extremely common. It’s […]Read more "Spoonfuls of the Ocean"
Thank you for collecting handfuls of sea glass and eating dark chocolate on the beach. For making long drives home from school feel like a party instead of a chore. For making my cheeks hurt from laughing too hard. For dancing like no one was watching.Read more "I Don’t Have a Soul Mate"
I bet if you weighed the world a week ago and weighed it again today, it’d be heavier. Much heavier. It’s heavy with the fierce hatred and natural disasters that destroyed lives in a flash, without warning or reason. It’s heavier still from the paralyzing grief that has taken hold of the mourners left behind. […]Read more "In the Wake of Tragedy, Give Presence"