English Department Professor, Ira Sukrungruang, has published his essay “To Disappear & To Find” in Issue 66 of Brevity Magazine. The essay is from a time before the pandemic, while driving 5 days a week, 2 hours a day to Kenyon College with his son.
“The flat of Ohio spreads in subtle swales before us, the sun melting over the cornfields. That’s what my son likes to say: the sun is melting. He sits in his car seat, face lit up in morning light. He is three, and five days out of the week, we make the hour commute to work and school, and sometimes we talk and sometimes we’re silent, feeling as if the day opens just for us, as if we’re the only people on this planet driving country roads and passing country towns.”