i want to stay.
i want to leave.
i am three oceans away from my soul.”

- nayyirah waheed

“We move through many orchards throughout our life. There are so many orchards of so many trees, that we and those around us have planted. The trees push through the earth to bear fruit. The earth is harder in some place, softer in others. Some of the fruit blossoms in spring, some of it falls in autumn. Some of the apples fall before they have sweetened, while with some peaches you cannot stop the juice from running down your face. Some of the trees grow majestically, while others break before their time. There are so many trees and so many orchards. There are stories in all their trunks, hanging off every branch. And for those who have found solace and shade from anything I might have planted, I thank you.”  - ANIS MOJGANI