“Forgive. Forget. Fake it. Chin up. Wear lipstick, make lists, make sure your voicemail isn’t full.
Mix protein shakes, send timely thank you notes, sip drinks more slowly, stare at adults’ eyebrows, smile without dimples, develop perfect posture. Be gracious, be kind, eliminate self-pity. Look in
the mirror and shift your internal monologue from ‘How do I look?’ to ‘This is my face,’ from
‘What the hell am I doing?’ to ‘This is my life.’ Capitalize your emails, read the news, walk briskly, stay focused, and never, ever let on that you are somewhat lost and sometimes lonely and so completely confused (and would someone please just let me know what it is I’m supposed
to do next, where exactly I’m supposed to go–). Just keep going. Go, and do not stop.
– A Checklist For The Age 19, Jennifer Schaffer
Paintings by Brett Amory
a Portuguese and Galician word that has no direct translation in English.
It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or deeply melancholic longing
for an absent something or someone that one loves. Moreover, it often carries a
repressed knowledge that the object of longing will never return.
Where the Hell is Matt? 2012 by Matt Harding
Small Town Moon by Regina Spektor
Tuna Salad Cucumber Rolls by Green Lite Bites