A Love Letter to Quiet Moments In Unfamiliar Places

Lately, I keep finding myself on a bench in Salem, Massachusetts, eating a blueberry muffin.

Or, rather, my mind keeps taking me back to the memory of that particular morning in Salem when I sat on a bench eating a blueberry muffin.

Photo by the author, Amanda Kay Oaks. Muffin by Red Line Cafe in Salem

Since traveling recreationally hasn’t been an option over the last year, I find myself dwelling a lot on these tiny…