Dear Gossips,

Have you seen In A Heartbeat yet? It was what everyone was talking about online yesterday – aside from the other thing that everyone was talking about. Only instead of leaving you feeling despondent, In A Heartbeat makes the argument that joy can still have its moment. And, maybe, if enough of us share in that moment, there can be change.

This is a short film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo who worked on In A Heartbeat as their senior thesis project at Ringling College of Art and Design. The result is four minutes of sweetness that hopefully will set the tone for your day if you’ve not watched it already. If you have, watch it again. In A Heartbeat was the last thing I looked at last night and the first thing I opened up this morning. Every time I see it, something new delights me. Like right now, it’s the little sound Sherwin’s heart makes when it replaces the apple and lands in Jonathan’s hand.

For me, love, at that age, felt uncontainable. Which is exactly what’s been captured here. There are already people who are hoping that In A Heartbeat can be expanded to full length. I wouldn’t be mad at that. But, at the same time, this is also more than enough.

Yours in gossip,