Lily Comadina (She/Her)
GET TO KNOW LILY
In 2020, for my birthday I received a dagger necklace from my mother. It's gold, and dainty, and has beautiful floral engravings on it. I think I’ve only taken it off two or three times since I got it.
What is your favourite film or book?
My favourite book is The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig. It follows a woman named Nora while she makes an attempt on her life, and gets transported to a metaphysical place called the Midnight Library. With the help of her middle school librarian, she navigates all of the different books in the library she can, even though it's infinite. Each book she reads essentially lives that life until she realizes that isn't the life for her. Each book represents her life had she made different choices. If you find the book/life you're supposed to be in, you will stay there and all memory of your “root life” and the Midnight Library will fade away. Upon completion of the novel, I had a thought; what if I was in the Midnight Library, and this is simply the life I was always meant to lead? I often have this feeling, that I'm just exactly where I'm supposed to be right now, and I always end up thinking of the Midnight Library.
What was your favorite trip you’ve taken?
In November of 2020, actually two years ago today, I went up to Charlotte Lake with my best friend and her family. We stayed for just over a week and it was possibly the best experience I'd ever had. We hiked the precipice, built fires, and explored an abandoned luxury ranch from the 1950s used by celebrities at the time. It was a very grounding experience; 16 hours into the interior, with no electricity, running water or plumbing, it was certainly a challenge, but I had the time of my life and I’d do it 100 times again.
What is your favourite Quote? Or lyric?
Lucy Dacus, The Night Shift “... in five years, I hope the songs feel like covers...”
This lyric has always resonated with me, but especially recently. I just moved into a new apartment with my mother, and while unpacking I found some poems and songs I had written a few years back. As I was reading them, I had a beautiful realization- I no longer resonated with them at all. The articles were written mainly during the main lockdown, which was a very difficult time for me regarding my mental health. I was just overall in a very dark place, but with the support of my friends and mother, I was able to get out of it. But after finding the materials from that time, it felt like I couldn't have possibly written them, it was someone else’s. It was a cover.