Human Parts
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Human Parts

The Good Years

On premature nostalgia

San Francisco and my fingers, September 2022.

“I was so busy setting up my life I didn’t realize… those were the good years! Those were the years when I should have been paying attention.”

A fifty-something-year-old friend said this to me yesterday. We were talking on the phone. I was pacing my living room, obsessing over all the micro- and macro-decisions I’ve been making lately: first and fifth dates, Zillow and…



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