Cover Photo: Photographs courtesy of the author
Photographs courtesy of the author

Finding Peace at the Most Beautiful Taco Bell in the World

I need the ocean to quiet my thoughts, the surfers to remind me I’m a person, the Taco Bell as a place where I become solid again.


What am I feeling, what am I seeing, what am I hearing, what is the worst thing that could happen, what is the best, what is the most likely?

Anna Held is a writer and editor based in San Francisco. Her essays have appeared in BuzzFeed, The Cut, The Rumpus, Romper, Runner's World, Catapult, Vox, and Electric Literature, among other publications. She is an associate features editor at The Rumpus and a prolific ghostwriter.

Photo credit: Andria Lo