April 12th, 2020

Words by Alia Wilhelm · Illustrations by Anna White

Every second that I’m alive, I’m conscious of how little time there is to be alive. The units that make up a day are zipping by, and there’s nothing I can do about it.


Alia Wilhelm is a Nearness co-founder. She works as a multimedia artist and director's assistant in London. You can follow her @aliiiiia and check out her work at

Anna White is a writer and illustrator based in Chicago, IL, and a Nearness co-founder. She also plays music in an alt-pop project called Dog Beach. You can find her on instagram @annaclairewhite