My lord and savior, Stevie Nicks

I was wearing my own Sunday best for the Fleetwood Mac concert at Oracle Arena: my lucky jean jacket, a white cropped sweater from my dear friend, a shiny pair of loafers and the delicate feather necklace my mom gave me when I left for college. I was dressed for my lord and savior, Stevie Nicks.
Read More…

Heartbreak Radio

Cutting Room Floor

Yet the more time I spent with the melodramatic heartbreak melodies, I realized there were more than two genres of breakup music.
Read More…

Late blooming

My younger brother was the first person to show me “What Makes You Beautiful,” released in 2011. We probably played that song 30 times that afternoon and danced nonstop around the living room the whole time. We watched the music video and critiqued the attractiveness of all the lead singers
Read More…

Riding the ‘70s sad girls wave

Cutting Room Floor

Grief comes in waves, and these waves never go away permanently. During the last few years of his life, my paternal grandpa brought our family to the beach twice every summer. He was too frail to come down to the sand, so he enjoyed the view from the picnic area.
Read More…