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Goodbye to All That

Because everything is ephemeral and nothing lasts forever and if you want to keep it around you’ve got to build it yourself, I’ve grabbed this piece… 2,715 more words

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Gypsy, Stripped Down

So this version, I came across it tonight and it took my breath away, goosebumps, throat hurt. Because that slow, decided piano with those lyrics, and even that low tone of her voice– 281 more words

Creative Nonfiction & Memoir

Mixed Blessings

Some time later there was a song in the jukeboxes on the Upper East Side that went “but where is the schoolgirl who used to be me,” and if it was late enough at night I used to wonder that.

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Peace Corps

Book Review: Goodbye To All That: Writers On Loving and Leaving New York

Is it possible to be in love with a place you’ve never been? A far different place, a world unlike your own, a hazy dream, the kind of dream people have when they’re seventeen? 407 more words

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Goodbye to All That

Photo of a church I used to walk by daily in Greenwich Village.

Today, I walked into my (now empty) studio apartment in the Village to tidy a few last things up before finally giving the keys over so that they could find their way to its new inhabitant come July. 1,934 more words

Fear

Readjusting 

I’ve been reading ‘Goodbye to all that’ since I got back from New York.

Probably a stupid idea, basically holding on.

But it’s a great book. 163 more words

New York

Inspiration of the Week #1

I’m currently in the midst of reading Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. This is a book that will live on my bookshelf forever and an author I will always look up to. 4,107 more words