Writing—the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair. Mary Heaton Vorse
In the study of numerology (no experts here) —12 is thought to be the perfect number, one that signifies harmony, motivation, achievement, and independence. Twelve months of the year, twelve hours on the clock, — the same goes for eggs in a dozen, number of jurors and even ribs (!)—It’s a number suggesting wholeness and completion.
This issue marks our twelfth full edition, and while there’s been mostly harmony and plenty of motivation to finally arrive at the point of completion, we’ve reached number 12 with a sense of gratitude but also an urgency to continue to push forward, collect more stories, and continue to amplify voices that illustrate not only how much we have in common, but how our differences enrich and link us together.
More young writers and artists are finding us and in this issue sharing their stories about resilience, dreams, loss, immigration, family, social action, and what happens when things go awry with an X-acto knife—among other things.
Here’s wishing you all a happy solstice and a hopeful twelfth month of the year. Read on!