Current-ness

There is this quality of experience, what I will call Currency, which I value irrationally. Merriam-Webster, currency, noun 1 c :  the quality or state of being current :  currentness I have a best friend. I will call him Today. Today is my best friend in all the world. He is funny; we laugh at … Continue reading Current-ness

Platonic

First, before the other boys, there was Evan. His house smelled like the inside of a washing machine and authentic Chinese food (his family wasn’t Chinese, but his dad loved everything about China). We were natural friends from birth–our moms were close for years before either of us were born–and we were both the youngest … Continue reading Platonic

Chronological

When it snows late at night, I go to the roof and watch. Each snowflake represents every human that ever lived and every one that hasn’t yet lived. The cars stop honking, the sirens have stopped wailing. No one is in a rush, not even the snowflakes, who float freely until finally reaching the ground. … Continue reading Chronological

We were

My mother used to tell me not to rush growing up. She wanted me to enjoy my childhood. But I wanted to grow up. The allure of making my own decisions, doing whatever I wanted, being my own boss: this is what I believed growing up was. And it is these things, and that is … Continue reading We were