My coffee tastes like molasses and it is not a more
appropriate time to jump in front of a moving bus and yell,
“I think I’d like to date you!” I’d get hit, of course, but as
laws of physics state, I’d bring an equal force to our
collision, and the bus would fold up like a candy wrapper.
This is due to Newton’s third law of motion, provided I
was an unbreakable, static wall, which I am not. So the real
question is: How far do you think I’d be flung? And would
I survive the injuries?
Talking to you isn’t happiness. Talking to you is a relief, like
living just got a little bit easier. How can you expect me to
not feel the front bumper lodged into my ribcage, its
crumpled reflection like a sandy shore pulled by waves?
Fact: Isaac Newton is believed to have been an extremely
lonely and introverted guy. Fact: I don’t know the answer
to 1+1, if you are 1 and I am the other, or if you can even
add two un-imaginary numbers. Fact: The third law can be
argued. For example, I think, instead, that for every action,
there is either an equal or opposite reaction.
ART BY ESRA RØISE
Esra is a Norwegian freelance illustrator based in Oslo. She has been drawing since she was little, and has always loved the preciseness of the pencil and the unpredictability and possibilities of watercolor and ink. Esra has formal training from The Einar Granum School of Art, and a BA in Visual Communication from The Academy of The Arts in Oslo, Norway. Inspired by seemingly small unimportant everyday situations, and snapshot photography with their impulsiveness, bad cropping and weird angles, people around her, nature,music, the fashion industry and pop-culture in general. Follow her on Instagram: @esrarois | www.esraroise.com
MeeRee Orlandini is a writer and student at the University of the Arts. She currently lives in Philadelphia with her roommates and their foster cat named Bean Dip. Among peers, she is known for her hopeless romantic antics, being tired, and her short stories about food.