But when the world looks on waiting for us to belly-flop headfirst into the great unknown and make it up as we go, who wouldn’t want some predictability?
Vrinda muses about the unpredictable end of her college experience.
There is something melancholic about it though, the Hockney on the wall. All I am left to behold is the white spray—not the spring of the body, not the goggled boy in a swimming cap. Even the yellow diving board is motionless.
Perhaps it is okay to simply acknowledge that I had a good time here, made good memories, learnt important lessons about myself, and developed some nice skills, without having to fit that into a clean narrative arc.
"A thought that has often crossed my mind since coming to Yale-NUS is: even though taking everything so seriously right now is clearly making me anxious and possibly even depressed, it will all pay off in the long run, right?"
Harrison contemplates how our privilege makes us unwilling participants in the cycle of inequality.
Ting Qi muses on the nature of change in our final article for our Kingfishers Connect Issue. "By letting go of my stuffed toys, maybe I’ll finally have space to develop new skills by replacing them with a drum set, or perhaps another bookshelf."