When I was younger, I wanted to live in the Davis Square area in Somerville. I’m very lucky now to be living that dream. One of the many great things that happens in Davis is the Artbeat Festival. I went with my housemates a couple weeks ago, and I took the opportunity to get some photos. There were many wonderful artists, craft makers, and artsy people. There were folks on stilts, people doing chalk art in the streets, and a cat on leash! My favorite thing was an artist who was doing free portraits in exchange for recording stories. I told her about some dreams I’ve had about overthrowing shadowy oppressive governments with magic. I think the portrait looks like me, but it also makes me look a little scary. I’m grateful to all the people who let me photograph them!