As a calming exercise, my friend Sarah was told to make a pen-on-paper list of All The Things That Do Not Stress Her Out. After minutes of concentration, her entire list amounted to one item. SPAGHETTI is the single thing in this world that doesn't cause her direct or indirect stress. Which is actually miraculous if we all focus our thoughts on the idea of spaghetti for a minute. Spaghetti even stresses itself out, from the spelling to the gummy tangles to the carbohydrates. If Sarah can confront spaghetti with a steady gaze, stress itself is doomed. ←Spaghetti self-portrait