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Issue 36 · November 2022

Organize Chaos

"Mural"(1943), Jackson Pollock

Dear readers,

This Fall, I’ve found myself thinking about changes and continuities in my own life, and those I’ve seen in others' lives. In that same vein, I’ve been ruminating about reminiscence and regret and the people and experiences that have made me. To the Tavern writers, artists, and I, moving forward means being intentional about what or who you spend your time and energy on. In other words, what is worth it, and how can we be intentional about what we choose to keep, discard, and explore? This month, we hope to bring you our reflections on where and how we see these themes in our own lives. 


Shalini Navsaria


Brooks '23

“I am writing because they told me to never start a sentence with because. But I wasn't trying to make a sentence—I was trying to break free. Because freedom, I am told, is nothing but the distance between the hunter and its prey.”
― Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

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