I write to invite readers to be more present with themselves and with others.
As a senior on The Sun, I’ve produced a lot of material. While I’ve written most recently about political moral responsibility and relating the Uyghur genocide to our lives here in Ithaca, I have also written about the state of local arts, music and literature as they contribute to our capacity to just be, and to be together. Advocating for presence is a common thread throughout my writing — the concept is immense to me.
What does it mean to be, or to be present? What greater implications does presence have beyond feeling good on the meditation cushion?