THE ONLINE LITERARY/ARTS JOURNAL OF FULLERTON COLLEGE
Letter from the Editor
A unique situation left what we had inherited of LiveWire feeling wavering and delicate as a seedling, and it’s easy to feel protective over something deeply precious. As tempting as it was to keep the seed safely tucked away in my pocket, it needed sunshine; its rightful place was to be of the world. Our job as a staff was to get our hands dirty and trust the tiny seed to weather the elements of the creative process.
Much of what makes nature a force is its vulnerability, its wholly surrendering to the unpredictability of itself. The writers and artists present in this issue capture the enduring resilience it takes to be vulnerable, while also acknowledging human frailty and its demand to be understood. By extending their stories, both visual and prose, the artists share what it means to allow the precarious nature of life to shape our landscape, and maybe even help us to come out on the other side a little bit greener because of it.
It is vital to the human experience that we pass through greyer seasons; where we shed our unfamiliar selves, let go of the people that must leave, and navigate with only the dim light of acceptance. However, this issue’s writers also give readers the space and gleaming hope of springtime to break soil, to flourish with a tender ruthlessness and burst forth into evergreen.
The privilege of crafting this issue and tending to these stories was handled with great, great heart. It was an offer that never comes around the same way twice, and an endeavor undoubtedly complemented by a generous, dedicated staff plucked straight from my dreams.
All my thoughts and gratitude,
Editor in Chief