“Intimacy, which is the core of love, is the only home we’ll ever have. People say you’re born alone and die alone—but last time I checked, I was born out of a person, in a community. I didn’t just pop out of thin air. Intimacy is the fullest expression of our human destiny—to connect with another human being, and in that connection to find our truest, best selves, and that we cannot be alone. It’s what I sought all my life. To be able to be intimate means that you have faced yourself and that you know yourself and that you have the strength to open yourself up completely to another person. That shit is hard but it’s what I want.”

—Junot Díaz, in interview

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation,, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.
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