Writer Lucia Berlin used to say that there are only seven stories in the world. Each of us is stuck with one of them and we tell it over and over again until finally we get it right.
Our theme, Recovery, begs us to ask: Despite circumstance, philosophy, and genre, is there—at the end of the issue—a Recovery story? While all the artists included have relayed their messages just right, perhaps there is something in common amongst them all. If so, here’s how it goes: Things suck, you figure out why, you get higher awareness, you move on.
This issue of sub-scribe magazine is filled with musical, visual, spoken, and written tales of recovery in the hopes of reflecting the story of so many of our lives.