Dear UP Pep Squad, →
I hope you are not too heartbroken by your defeat, if you can even call it that.
We UP non-athletes can never know how much effort, time, and sacrifice it takes to become as good as you. But we see it in every toss, every backflip, and every pyramid that you guys execute.
We also saw the…
"If you do what you believe in and you live the way you want to live, you will be the happiest person you could possibly be."
"We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life."
"I used to think I was tough, but then I realized I wasn’t. I was fragile and I wore thick fucking armor. And I hurt people so they couldn’t hurt me. And I thought that was what being tough was, but it isn’t."
"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls."
"Sometimes it’s better when things aren’t perfect - at least that way, you know it’s real."
"Each time we don’t say what we wanna say, we’re dying."
"The world is full of nice people. If you can’t find one, be one."
Jourdan Miller | Cycle 20
Photo: Diane Jong
For: Kode Magazine, Issue 2