sometimes pressing pause is the only way to approach chaos, and i believe this is especially true in the crazy world we live in (then, now, and in the future). a staycation was the perfect prescription for a fresh start to my return to life after a three month quarantine. i am lucky to have my health, the health of my loved ones, a steady job, and a stable safety net for when things get tough; and though these things make the day-to-day insanity bearable and workable, shutting everything off for a special day in brooklyn with a beautiful girl is the only remedy and fresh place to start.