I’m starting college during a pandemic. Weirdly, I miss strangers most.

Photo of Isabel Funk. Isabel Funk; Mercer Island, WA— My last day of school was March 12. I got up at the same time I always did. I drove to school. I went to all my classes. I ate lunch with the newspaper staff. There was a strange energy in the air, like the lastContinue reading “I’m starting college during a pandemic. Weirdly, I miss strangers most.”

Before a graduation.

A collage by Abigail Murphy Abigail Murphy; Arlington, Virginia— There’s an aching in my neck from leaning, Head slouched over shoulders, typing, reading,  Watching, rarely speaking. And myself—I Ache. Aching for a connection, feeling.  Rush of joy, excitement, sadness, feeling.  That feeling of uniting with someone Across space. Seeing their body, feeling Their presence. TwoContinue reading “Before a graduation.”