First Love and Snowy Parks
January 31st I woke up in Central Park house, a hotel on the Upper West Side my friend stayed in, cold and stressed. It was nine a.m. and I had less than four hours to ride the A, grab breakfast, board the metro north, and get to work. With only a collared shirt and a leather jacket to cover my dry skin, I speed walked- not like a New Yorker, but like a South Floridian trained from birth to get...
Sometimes I think learning to write is just learning structure, style, and how to trust my own voice, a.k.a. confidence.
I think that was actually the beginning of figuring out this is art. You can do...– Miranda July in this interview: http://fashion.elle.com/culture/2011/01/31/miranda-july-used-to-interview-towels/?cid=sm_tw
I woke up very sickly. I’m lying in bed and doing work and sleeping it off all day.
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Walking down central park west, I thought I had yet to meet my first love. Then I remembered my first night in New York, when I lied on a bed in the plaza at the ripe age of eight years old. The city’s the best love because it possesses every joy: the energy, music, culture, and bounce. I could never ask for more.
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Why secondhand bookstores smell good
powells: Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge...
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