Cover Photo: Photograph by Thomas Vitali/Unsplash
Photograph by Thomas Vitali/Unsplash

There Are Things No One Can Tell You About How to Live

I had a sense, unvoiced, that living well and loving steadfastly were one and the same. I translated that sense into certainty: Marriage would make me Good.

walk humbly,



mattered not



two months away


Comfort, comfort ye my people,

O Lord, open thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.

OnceOnce, Now,

here I am once, I was there.

Tara Isabella Burton is the author of the novel SOCIAL CREATURE (Doubleday, 2018) and the forthcoming nonfiction STRANGE RITES: NEW RELIGIONS FOR A GODLESS AGE (Public Affairs, 2020)