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Human Parts
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Single Life

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How would it feel to be single for the rest of my life?

What would happen if I’m single for the rest of my life? Is it possible that somehow, I might not meet someone who feels compatible? Is it possible that I might not like someone as much as they like me, or vice versa? That there’s just not someone who would be a good fit?

What would it be like if I lived alone for the rest of my life? Would it become harder for me to be flexible and accommodating of other’s needs? Would I ever get over those moments of panic when I feel a major illness coming on…


I find it hard to admit that I want a baby. This may be because, for so long, I did not want a baby.

I went for lunch today with a group of friends. Ordinarily, midweek lunch meetups are a rarity, but they are on maternity leave and I am self-employed.

I ordered the poached eggs and avocado because I am a millennial. I am holding on, fiercely, to this generation identity — albeit not, it seems, to my money.

Because my girlfriends are on maternity leave, all three arrived with their babies swaddled in sleep suits, raincoats, and a variety of weatherproof accoutrements. One friend had brought a gift for another: a peachy pink silicone egg, not unlike something I’ve seen in online…

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