2019: Bloom

Musings in Madrid

I grip my bag and keep it secure against the front of my body like a pale child; I’d been …

A Game Nobody Wins

This Thursday morning, the entire high school assembled in the gym for the end-of-year award ceremony. I admit to always …

For Collegeboard

*This was written in the last 20 minutes of my AP Microeconomics exam, in the blank pages for the free …

The Gentlest Parting

It feels like I should be talking to him right now. It feels like I should be talking to him …

Exiting the Beinecke

For nothing was simply one thing. The other Lighthouse was true too. —Virginia Woolf   I had grown used to …

On Passing Jing An Si

I’m dozing off in the Shanghai subway. We’re on a school trip. I’m fatigued from the flight and trying to …

On Choral Music

Upon returning from a 5-day trip to Beijing for a choir festival, I sat in the familiarity of my bedroom, …