Human Parts
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Human Parts

The Art of Walking Slowly

When a back injury slowed my pace, it also changed my relationship with my city

ItIt is my nature to treat every sidewalk like a racetrack. I’ve always been this way, even before living in a city, cursed with a compulsive need to get from corner to corner in world-record time. In my mind, this practice looks a bit like an action movie. I envision myself pole-vaulting…



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Cassie Archdeacon

Writer and MFA student living in Brooklyn with my boyfriend, our imaginary dog, and our family of houseplants. @cassiearch