From Letters to June

letters to June // to the sea, again

E returns to the Letters to June series, musing on the power of sea and self.  Photograph by Jordan McQueen.   Dear June, Let me tell you what it’s like to come to the sea after too long: Long strides along the Rehoboth Avenue in the early light. Walking more quickly along the street as…

Letters to June // 04

Throughout the month of June Boshemia will be publishing letters addressed to the most romantic month of the year. This letter is from contributor Maura Reiff. ______________________________________________ June, I am confused by you. How rapid you have approached. With your arrival, you have brought back cerulean skies and blossoms of life. As I walk among the Pittsburgh crowd I feel your embrace again, June. Was it not just February? For February was full of heartbreak chased with tequila gold shots. At first, I was not sure if you would arrive, or for that matter, if I could survive the coldness of this…

Letters to June // 03

Throughout the month of June Boshemia will be publishing letters addressed to the most romantic month of the year. This letter is from long-time contributor Elisha Kiriel. ______________________________________________ Dear June,        Your beginning has met the tail-end of an era that, at one point in my life, I hoped I would never have to leave behind. You have brought me challenges that remind me of the exponential strength of human will. You have taught me lessons in patience, autonomy, and self-love. You have brought me a newly burgeoning sense of identity. Most importantly, you have kept me company in a place I can…

Letters to June // 02

Throughout the month of June Boshemia will be publishing letters addressed to the most romantic month of the year. ______________________________________________ Dear June, Your second week marks an impressive benchmark for Boshemia. It’s a little over a year now that we’ve been online, and now we are going to publish our first magazine. Today. It’s so appropriate that our magazine would land in June, the month of Pride, the month of celebrating love and visibility and rebellion and the happy beginnings of a new summer. The enormity of this benchmark is not lost on me. For one, I am terribly nostalgic for print…

Letters to June // 01

Throughout the month of June Boshemia will be publishing letters addressed to the most romantic month of the year. _________________________________________________ Dear June, It seems scarcely any time has passed since you were last here, yet here you are. Each year you seem to come around more quickly than the last — you are not unwelcome, mind, it just impresses in me the sense that time, that cantankerous knave who none can evade, is mercilessly rolling on at gathering pace.