Madelyn Rideout lived in the suburban city of Brampton, Ontario, until she was 13. She is now 17 and lives in Toronto. She posts her artwork, her thoughts, and anything else that inspires her on her blog, which is lookwhoitis.tumblr.com.
Hello, you. June’s theme will be LONGING. Unlike more-acute forms of desire like desperation or need, longing is a sweet ache—more pining for something than dying for it. It’s nostalgia, homesickness, boredom, a persistent feeling of lack, dreaming of escape/the future. It’s summer: summer homes & cottages, stuffy summer bedrooms, sun-bleached memories of summers past. The shadow of September that hangs over June. It’s secret hangouts, crushes, unrequited love. Send what you’ve got here, and thanks. ♥
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