About this submission
In Minnesota, I’m observing a wake of close friends committing to
marriage at a young age in response to the cultural expectations
buried deep in tradition. This is based on the wilting belief that
who they are now, who their partner is, will continue to be
that way forever. The hard truth is, people change. Loved ones
grow out of each other.
Empty Nesters presents an avenue for me to wade through this
daunting truth during a shaping period in my life and challenge
the Midwestern sensibilities I’ve been raised upon. It's a time
capsule of my state of mind.