Archive for November, 2007

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Friday, November 30th, 2007

It’s quite a departure from LA: from my apartment here in Chicago I can only see a bit of the sky. The main drawing point to my apartment in LA, apart from the brand new hardwood floors, was my huge south facing window: excellent natural light. I live on the lowest floor of a courtyard […]

New

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Moving to a new city is beginning a relationship without really knowing the other person’s intricacies and quirks. No matter how many times you’ve visited a city, actually living there involves a whole new cadre of responsibilities and commitments. Leaving where you’re lived for years rips away the comfort of a routine: work, a neighborhood […]

Leaving

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

I’ve heard it said that leaving a city is often one of the hardest transitions of adult life. The pure comfort of a pattern of life, the security of familiar paths, the knowledge of the intricacies of traffic, locations of stores, the old hat of oft-trodden routes is gone forever. Even should one move back […]

Lost

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

When a relationship ends amicably because one of you has moved away, there are always questions. “What if I…” “What if we had…” “If I had just said…” “Could we have…” Inescapable. Not everyone has had to taste the bittersweet lime of a mutual goodbye, knowing that miles, hundreds or thousands, would separate your lips […]

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