Thirty-three

And for a moment I lose myselfWrapped up in the pleasures of the worldI've journeyed here and there and back again... -Smashing Pumpkins ("Thirty-three")  For exactly one week and two days, I have been 33 years old. Despite being a palindrome, I'm not quite sure there's anything all that special about this age, although a…

Out of the Rabbit Hole

¬†We spent the last days...shut up in the shop, the two of us and three workmen. They were magnificent hours of play, of invention, of freedom, such as we hadn't experienced together since childhood. -Elena Ferrante (The Story of a New Name)I never meant to stay away for this long, but somehow this year I…