“I achieved my first goal, which was playing pro soccer. I played for three years in France. Now I’m achieving my second goal, which is to coach kids.
“I had a friend ask me to borrow money recently, and then he turned around and acted like it had been a gift.
“Schools have really shifted their focus to testing, and music has really become more of an extracurricular activity.
“I’m a consultant, but the clock’s ticking down until retirement. You get 35 years of recognition for doing something, and you see that coming to an end, and it forces you to think about your legacy.
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“I work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Right now I’m trying to think of ways to create safe public spaces for women and children in developing countries.
“I’m attending a programmers’ retreat right now. I’m working on an app that will hopefully provide some useful visualizations of how British politicians vote on certain bills.
“I’m just trying to stay in New York. I’ve lived here for six years now, and I’ve been close to going home many times.
“We met 25 years ago in an English class. There are normally four of us together. I’m from Russia. She’s from Azerbaijan.
“Hazel can’t have superpowers yet. She too little for me to teach her how to control them.”
“My mom found this key on the street. It opens a special lock in the Universe that holds extra superpowers.”
“Recently I’ve been feeling that ‘single person thing’ where my friends have gotten married and I feel that I don’t matter as much in their lives.”
“It’s been a rough couple of weeks, so I made myself a flower crown.”
“I’m not sure I understand what this is for. But sure.”
“I love working with my hands. You can actually feel the job being done. And at the end of the day, you can look at what you’ve accomplished.
“I’ve worked with this man for over 16 years, and he’s taught me so much about life. He came to this country from Albania as a young man, and he didn’t speak any English.
“I actually went to the shelter to get another dog, but he’d already been adopted. So I decided to do a lap around the facility before I left, and I saw Engelbert.
“My family doesn’t like my appearance. They ask me why I can’t look normal.” “What do you wish they would say?
“I think people perceive me as being much bolder than I actually am. I have a lot of trouble with confidence.
“It’s a breathing and stretching exercise called Qigong. I met a Kung Fu teacher in the park who showed me some techniques.