Simple Pleasures

artwork by michela britis-tannenbaum

I will never forget the look of pure joy on my friend’s face when she opened a Valentine’s Day card from her mother. Even though we were just standing in a hallway between classes, those couple of minutes of happiness as she excitedly showed me everything were ingrained into my memory, even if people may say that it’s just a card. These moments can be fleeting and easily forgotten when we go through difficult stages, but we need to hold onto these experiences and remember that warm feeling of happiness filling our hearts especially when we’re overwhelmed with life.


Michela Brittis-Tannenbaum is a first-year architecture student.

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