watch your life in new york go through phases. spend a summer in fort greene with a lover and get to know the neighborhood and its rhythms. othe fling ends, forget the blocks, parks and restaurants ever existed and don’t return unless you have to.
encounter a lot of people crying in public. watch an nyu student cry in think coffee, a business woman in midtown sob into her cellphone, an old man whimper on a stoop in greenpoint. at first, it will feel very jarring but, like everything else, it will become normal. have your first public cry in front of a bank of america. cry so hard and don’t care if people are watching you. you pay good money to be able to cry in public. (the rest)