Wish You Were Here

Imagined postcards sent from a lovesick girl separated from her lover.

Photographed by Dajiana Huang

(Image description: Photograph of the Golden Gate Bridge, with hills surrounding it.)

August 12, 2017:
“I miss you. It’s so lonely in the city without you here. I get so fucking sad every morning when I wake up and you’re not next to me.”

(Image description: Photograph of the Pacific Ocean, reflecting the warm golden light of the sunset.)

September 18, 2017:
“I miss the way you smell, and the way your eyes crinkle up when you smile, and how you never remember to turn off the lights when you leave a room... I always used to get so annoyed when you did that, but now I sometimes leave the lights on, just so I can pretend that you’re still here.”

(Image description: Photograph of a person dressed in red, standing next to a tree surrounded by bushes.)

October 1, 2017:
“Sometimes I see a person on the streets who looks like you, and for a moment my heart skips a beat. But then I remember that you’re not here anymore.”

(Image description: Photograph of the Pacific Ocean at sunset, the sky is hazy and peach-colored.)

November 20, 2017:
“You are the strongest, kindest, smartest, funniest, and sweetest person I know. You make me laugh like no one else does, and you understand more more than anyone else I’ve ever met. You’re my best friend, and my soulmate, and it’s unbearable to exist here without you.”

(Image description: Photograph of the Pacific Ocean at sunset, the sun is shining and reflecting an orange tint onto the water.)

December 31, 2017:
“I can’t remember my last New Year’s Eve without you. Do you remember last year, when we got drunk and made out on top of the roof of our high school? That was fun, wasn’t it? Tonight, I’m just finishing up the plans for our visit. I’ll see you soon, sweetheart.”