Happiness Is a Warm Donut

We put a lot of pressure on an emotion that can be just as easily evoked by a warm donut

Kristin Wong
Forge
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4 min readJul 30, 2021

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Photo by Kenny Timmer on Unsplash

I grew up in Houston, Texas, which is to say, I have tasted the world’s best donut. Shipley Do-Nuts: sweet, pillowy poufs of buttery gold that make all other donuts taste like old tires. Maybe I’m exaggerating, but only a little.

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Kristin Wong
Forge
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Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, Catapult, The Atlantic and ELLE.