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“There’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.” -Samwise Gamgee

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Trying to craft meaningful stories while juggling school, family, and life in general.
Someone who likes to write and loves to live.
My username is Odyssey because we are all on our own journey. :)
Hi everyone reading this, I hope you are having a fantastic day.

You are loved and you have meaning. Never forget that.

I'll also probably forget to respond to comments- it's not cause I don't appreciate them ( I do- a lot), I'm just really absentminded.

Interested in art, the future, philosophy, morality, ethics, the origins of the universe, and the meaning of life. Trying to figure it all out.

Muted and Off- Camera

December 4, 2020


They want to see my face
for me to turn my camera on,
and they ask for participation
even though I mentally haven't awakened

they want to see my face and my house and
have things be normal
but this is 2020
when nothing is normal at all

if I did turn the camera on
would my teachers accept what they see:
a red-eyed, tired teen,
who gets headaches from looking at screens all day,
whose college-age brother might walk on camera
and crash the class,
whose house is a mess 
and whose hair is unbrushed

There is safety in anonimity
comfort in not being seen

So I have become a black box with a white name
not a face or a person
I hide behind my screen
trying desperately
to retain my humanity
during this strange, strange time 
Zoom classes are the worst. I can't deal with being online so much :(


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  • December 4, 2020 - 10:51am (Now Viewing)

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  • | rosi willard |

    I can totally relate

    p.s. tangled: the series committed a crime by not having varian sing as much - he's my favorite boi ;-;

    8 months ago
  • ChocolateKiwi

    I can relate, online school is a lot. Great piece!

    8 months ago
  • Sunflower~

    I can definitely relate ;)

    8 months ago