Author name: Lee

Space To Ourselves: Spatial Empathy During Covid-19

(Photo by Chloe @https://www.instagram.com/chloer._/) I’ve been thinking a lot lately about space. Space as in the universe above us, but also the physical space that we occupy; the geography, both personal and impersonal, that delimits our daily lives and defines ourselves and our imaginations. The former is endless, completely open–the exact opposite of my own

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Happiness Part 3: Towards Imagining an Afterwards and Rebuilding Ourselves

(Photo courtesy of Chloe @https://www.instagram.com/chloer._/) This week I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness (minus a slight emotional digression yesterday): what it means to be happy during this period of hardship and isolation during the covid-19 pandemic, how we can begin to redefine and reconstruct what it means in our own lives. There have been

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The Things We Carried: An Ode to Commuter Passes and the Little Details of Life

My commuter pass expired today. It’s one of those small details of daily life whose absence, and the reminder of whose absence, carries such gravity these days. I was out running errands and shopping for groceries when I passed the train station near my house. I remembered that my commuter pass was about to expire,

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