fire on top of yellow background

Happiness Is a Warm Fire

By Monica Ramos 

No relationship exists in perpetuity. But while endings are inevitable, stupidity is avoidable. The following life lessons were repeatedly gifted to me by friends and family, but I, of course, dismissed them until eventually arriving at the exact same conclusions for myself. Please be a better listener than I.

Outline of human body filled in with red shapes.
Two hands reaching out of opposite windows to touch one another.
Broken furniture laid out across the ground
Person in checkered outfit bending over to tie shoelaces together.
House on fire over yellow background.


MONICA RAMOS is a Manila-born illustrator and painter based in New York.



Published 11–13–2017

Monica Ramos 
Published on 11—13—2017