“Look. Really look. Take the time to see it in their eyes. See their hunger for experience, the wide-eyed optimism, the fear that eats into their soul and the glint that twinkles when something, anything small, turns out just right.
They are the ones with independent minds. Hunting (not-so-secretly) for extraordinary experiences. Giving desire its due thanks to some kind of chronic fantasy they can not shake. Sweating it out for their cause, unwilling to conform and eagerly embracing the path les travelled as a way of asserting a uniqueness of experience and something all of their own…
…As we grow out of acts of youthful defiance and into finding our own meaning, we look most for why we struggle and why we live. For this, we need to be a little foolish. We need to fear less. To be true to what we know. To do what we can with what we have. Make like mavericks in our own small way. And show commitment as best we can.”
- RUSSH Editor, Jess Blanch
From the editor’s letter for issue 45 saluting ‘the people who have rebelled, outraged convention, sacrificed or done the jobs they didn’t want just to support their dreams.’