Do I trust this new person enough to actually touch them? Enough to send a naked picture? Enough to tell them where I am?
Isolation and connection are not separate, nor are they opposites.
Our greatest civic duty, and indeed our most human duty, is to look closest to us and commit to our place — in the entirety of its beauty and challenges — and to sow it with hope, relationships, and imagination.
I spent several hours reading the notecards and remembering what it was like to be loved unconditionally.
It was about three years into our time as a couple when my partner shared a truth about identifying as a man.
The weight of the soul is supposedly 21 grams. That is why a designer chose to put 21 grams of