Category: Fourth Year (2020-2021)

Speckles of light in a pandemic

When I’m living in San Diego, my mom and I talk on the phone practically every day, so I wasn’t surprised when I saw a call from her come in at 9pm on a Wednesday night.

“Did you see the picture?” was the first thing she said when I picked up. I raised my eyebrows in mild concern at my housemate, who was seated cross-legged on my bed (we had been studying for our respective upcoming exams). Then, I put my mom on speaker and opened our text conversation to be met with this:

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