This summer I’ve dedicated a great deal of my time to learning Mandarin and relearning my Spanish. In the process I have met a great deal of people internationally who are wonderful. A common request is to see photos of where I’m from, because they’re all interested in what life in America is life, so I have been taking a lot more photos (despite my lack of photography skills) to show them. This summer has been particularly special to me because I will be attending college in Massachusetts starting this fall, and although I’ll be returning it’s been a little more bittersweet and sentimental. I was going to write an accompanying poem to make up for my photographs, but I think these are better left alone.