My Love, Your Loss

“Us together, we’d be a partnership of love.”–Kaku Kenyi, Artwork by Tara Tomlinson

What People Don’t Tell You About Leaving Your Hometown

“Every time I ride the subway to find another place to fill my days, I think about how places are far more magical when you don’t stay there for too long.”–Sidney Ulakovic

Learning Another Language

“How many people can say they’ve gone to the bottom of their soul and found the words, and had been able to speak them to the one person that meant the most above the rest?”
–Emma Morden

My Languages and My Selves

“I asked my mother to buy me candy. From behind me my sister shouted, “Speak English! Speak English!” I was rattled. I stopped speaking Triestine in public. Eventually I stopped speaking it altogether.”
–Susette Schacherl