When we announced the submission call for our fifth issue for The Youth Is On Fire, we decided the theme would be “At Rest,” to signal what was, at the time, the beginning of the summer vacation.
This editor’s note is being written now, a couple of weeks after the conclusion of the summer season, which is frankly upsetting. High school’s starting, the weather is getting erratic again, and rest is now more elusive than it was some months ago. At the same time, we all take it wherever we can get it, and the world gives us as many forms of relief as it does experiences of pain. Perhaps we can call that symmetry. May you never have to bear more than what you can handle.
— Team YS
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We all take it wherever we can get rest, and the world gives us as many forms of relief as it does experiences of pain. Perhaps we can call that symmetry. May you never have to bear more than what you can handle.
All the time that we have is all that’s necessary. There’s something poignant about the ephemeral, and in this issue, we capture it all: feelings, states of mind, moments slipping through our fingers, only for their memories to last us a lifetime.
The best thing about diversity is that it keeps us together. This issue is all about that: our continued unity despite (and because of) our differences, finding goodness in others, and becoming linked through art. Come join us — there’s always room.
If life has taught us anything, it’s that we carry on the only way we know how. In the second issue, we look to the possibilities and garner new perspectives. Times may be rough, but we can always tune out and turn around.
Firsts and fresh starts. Issue one celebrates the innocence and intricacies that come with beginnings — the hard work, the little shifts and changes, the triumphs and hardships, the need to do better. Let’s do it together, shall we?