seven things // february 2




“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

Saudade
noun [‘sau-“da-dE]
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

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Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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