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2006-11-10 - 5:14 p.m.

to get, or to keep, or to have

the heat has come on in the apartment. in the walls, the steam pipes hiss and bang out an odd medley that has become a comfort of home. i never thought i could be happy living in the city, but this will be our last winter here, and i already miss what i have not even lost.

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walking home from the subway stop, i watched a mother tilt her baby's face, repeating, "look at the sun on those buildings. look at the sun on that stone!"

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