Oceans, Juan Ramón Jiménez
Pivotal, transitional moments in our lives often carry the weight of expectation that they are, as Jiménez puts it, “a great thing.” And yet sometimes the feeling that we have struck something great, something deep, is accompanied by nothingness. It is only in retrospect that we can recognize how the collision has affected our lives. “Nothing happens? Or has everything”?
Brianna Curran, Washington, DC