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Sometimes worlds live inside your mind that you return to between breaths and sink into. Sometimes they’re blissful. Sometimes they’re sad. Most times it’s a strange combination of both, not unlike the tangle of ascent and descent that characterizes our daily lives. Sometimes imaginations aren’t that different from reality, except sometimes they feel more real.

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Charis Chen is a psychology student from Malaysia. She loves exploring ideas and building relationships with people through conversation and writing. For her, words are a beautiful gift, providing endless opportunities to cherish the past, savor the present, and anticipate the future.


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