English Literature, Washington University in St. Louis
I find it unnerving when people say, “I just want you to be happy,” because they can’t understand what happiness is, or what happiness is to me. Happiness can be genuine and authentic, but it doesn’t last. It is fleeting. “Here is a taste. Savor it. It will be gone soon.” And, so, we are left with the emotions we don’t deserve, the emotions that paralyze us. Give me one more taste. Please, just one more taste.