How You Lose Your Edge (and How to Find It Again)

“We waste our lives trying to recreate these zones of safety, which are always falling apart.”

Photo by Jay Mantri on Unsplash

Late one evening, my best friend and I walk home to my small apartment in Hollywood when two men emerge from the sidewalk and point guns at our bellies. Don’t scream, they say. It’ll be okay, as long as we don’t scream. My…