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This Is Us

Our bodies know when we’ve arrived somewhere new

A tree-lined street with a rectangular multistory building in the background.
A tree-lined street with a rectangular multistory building in the background.
NLS Bwari, Abuja, Nigeria. Photo: Mofiyinfoluwa Okupe


Past Is Prologue

I own the table of my dreams because someone was desperate

A rounded wooden table with a vase of flowers on it in a living room.
A rounded wooden table with a vase of flowers on it in a living room.
All photos courtesy of Meg Conley


So why do I still feel guilty?

Photo: Josh Calabrese on Unsplash


Notes on family, or something like it

Brothers Hanson, ’74. Photo courtesy of the author.


On the impermanence of home, and what happens when we lose it

Photo: KimJane Photography/Getty Images


Must bravery or stupidity underwrite every bold life decision?

Illustration: Jeffrey Fletcher


So move in whenever

Photo: Ivan Grgic/Getty Images

Reckless Wonder

Fire Flower

Night Light


On remembering the people you loved while letting go of what they left behind

Photos courtesy of the author


I kept having the same dream of myself, arms outstretched, grasping — but for what?

Photo by Justin Leibow on Unsplash


It seems as though it’s always just out of reach

Photo: Isabel Pavia/Moment/Getty Images

Human Parts

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