In his book The Call of the Wild, Jack London writes, “There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forge unless that one is alive.” As we live our lives, we often forget to take a step back and recognize the wonder of what is occurring in front of us. The truth is that the best experiences we live are unrecognizable in the moment and only become clear once they are over. The theme of this issue is “paradox.” Whether you discover your inner paradox through a poem, see reflections of yourself in an unlikely photo, or resonate with a conflicting political article, I hope you are inspired to accept the paradoxes you experience, to reflect on them, and to understand them as essential to finding your bliss.
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