A LETTER FROM THE EDITORS

A LETTER FROM THE EDITORS

Trong Mai & McKenzie Oviatt

Time is beautiful. It is what brings stories to their conclusions, it makes our hearts heavy with nostalgia and it is something we desperately fight to escape.

Yet there are things in life that possess such longevity that we are not able to fully appreciate. Legacy, even going further than family traditions, describes how we live our daily lives and the mark we leave on others after we’re gone.

In this issue of Focus Magazine, we have gathered stories that highlight legacy. Each action we take contributes to a larger whole and this edition discusses not only stores of the perennial oak trees, but the freshly planted saplings as well, the stories of people who are tirelessly sowing seeds hoping they will grow and impact the future. People fighting to make a difference for people they will never meet.

Writers and photographers for Focus Magazine found unique stories from people who are legacy-starters as well as legacy-preservers. That is what leaving a legacy means to us and that is what the Fall 2019 Focus Magazine staff has set out to document.