Joseph Osmundson is a scientist and writer. He has a PhD in Molecular Biophysics and teaches at NYU. His writing has appeared in McSweeny’s, Buzzfeed, The Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Village Voice, and other publications. (November 2019)
Joseph Osmundson: Are you mourning the potential loss of the world order, or is there something like possibility rising from the ashes of everything we’ve known?
Tommy Pico: Absolutely, yes. There was an expectation for the kinds of things that we would be able to afford at our age, the kinds of lives that we would be living. What other generations had on lock is not as easy anymore. I’m also letting go of a romantic idea of a future: children and relationships. There is still a future to be made, but I have to live it to know what it looks like.