My mother was Moxie for only a decade, but I wish I had known her then. Her happiness and sense of possibility must have been magnetic. Despite the war and all the absences and hardships she endured, those were her golden years.
To yearn for home is to wonder how its small, mundane moments can feel so unattainable — relics of another time. Takahata Isao’s work at Studio Ghibli and beyond both created this quiet beauty and provided comfort to those who long for it from afar.
As a parent of privilege, the decision to send your child to an underperforming school can be met with judgment and worries about safety and lack of resources. But what if these concerns aren’t as true as we believe them to be?