My heart is divided between two cities.
Charleston was my first love. It taught me so many things about myself and the world. I fell in love with culture and friends and boys and family and dive bars. I fell in love with the sea and house parties and art. It taught me aesthetic and how to appreciate life.
New York is my new love. It was the city I was longing after for so long and finally just barely have a grip on. It is the love that I am constantly fighting for and I’m not sure what it has taught me yet. The pursuit of the love from a boy who shares many characteristics with New York is one thing that brought me here. That pursuit has failed. I hope the pursuit of the hard-to-love city won’t do the same. All I know that this is the first time in my life that I can say will confidence that there is no where else I could see myself living right now nor would I want there to be.
it’s good to be back
'Thoughts for Absent Friends' by Roo Panes
This song is begging to be released.
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