On Moving to New York

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    This is the happiest I've been in a really long time.
    There are moments when I catch myself feeling nostalgic for the time I spent feeling afraid and depressed. There's no time here to feel bad and no one to tell even if you did. It's a relief and it's a bit odd too.
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    I'm in love with soup dumplings.
    I'd tell you about my Chinese place, but you probably already know and it's so perfect the way it is anyway that I don't want to risk new people upsetting the balance. (Maybe on another list?)
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    Privacy is a luxury.
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    And so is intimacy.
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    I am one of the gentrifiers now.
    A problem for which I really don't have a solution...
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    Street harassers aren't as flattering as they think they are.
    But the rush of power I feel by virtue of not acknowledging them is new and not unwelcome.
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    Every time I leave the city I consider moving.
    I went to Provincetown for a weekend and just about packed up my apartment. It's not that I don't love the city, but imagining I could leave it keeps the romance alive.
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    The only people I'm happier to see than my friends are my parents.
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    Nothing is ever where you need it to be and the right trains are never running.
    When I lived in Harlem everywhere I needed to go was Brooklyn. Now that I live in Brooklyn, everything is in Midtown. I used to bemoan the 1 and now I bemoan the M. Time is a flat circle.
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    I read more, but not on the subway.
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    I write more too...
    ...and I am very much on the market for a writing spot if you have recommendations ๐Ÿ“
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    ๐Ÿ’ธWhen I moved I thought I would spend my money on culture, but all I spend money on is food.๐Ÿ’ธ
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