A fifth-grade bully, a blossoming romance, a late-night crash
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Jacquelyn Gill is a high-school dropout, scientist, and climate advocate who lives in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5a. She once lost the title of Mainer of the Year to Susan Collins and is still mad about it.
To live long enough in this world means to learn to nestle the twins of grief and hope in your arms. I tuck the bottle of fertility medication next to the black dress I bought for my mother’s funeral. We plant a white pine in the yard, in view of the window of our empty nursery.