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All the Mugs I’ve Loved and Lost

A memoir, with ceramics

Illustration: Danielle Morgan

The Stolen Mug

II stood in a tidy kitchen with a fairly well-off man who inexplicably lived with two other grown men. Their apartment was gigantic, beautiful, polished, and in a perfect location. I’d been seeing him for a couple of months but was starting to accept that I would likely never be able to exist in a successful long-term…