especially not a genius

twenty-five. archivist. geek.

April 17, 2013 2:18 pm
This is the second time in my life that a city I inhabit like my own body has been attacked. The scale is different, the skylines are different, but so much is the same. It’s like when you notice yourself breathing and then you have to force yourself to inhale. Safety, in the larger sense, is no longer something you can go without thinking about. It’s what gets taken from you when someone tries to break a whole city or a whole nation with hate.
This time, though, I’m older. I won’t let that creeping fear hang on me for days, weeks, months. Despite watching soldiers check garbage cans for bombs in the train station, despite the uninhabited space in the heart of my city that is still a crime scene. I won’t stay inside - and it seems like nobody else will, either. Security may have been stolen but I can only think to replace it with boldness. We will walk and run and drive where we so choose because this place is ours, not theirs.

This is the second time in my life that a city I inhabit like my own body has been attacked. The scale is different, the skylines are different, but so much is the same. It’s like when you notice yourself breathing and then you have to force yourself to inhale. Safety, in the larger sense, is no longer something you can go without thinking about. It’s what gets taken from you when someone tries to break a whole city or a whole nation with hate.

This time, though, I’m older. I won’t let that creeping fear hang on me for days, weeks, months. Despite watching soldiers check garbage cans for bombs in the train station, despite the uninhabited space in the heart of my city that is still a crime scene. I won’t stay inside - and it seems like nobody else will, either. Security may have been stolen but I can only think to replace it with boldness. We will walk and run and drive where we so choose because this place is ours, not theirs.

January 14, 2013 11:29 am March 18, 2012 8:29 pm February 11, 2012 9:37 pm

No partying hard :(

I’m super bummed that I missed tickets to the Andrew W.K. anniversary show in Boston next month. They were only 20 bucks but none of my friends here wanted to go (judging them rn). I should have just gotten one cause now they’re $50 on StubHub and I’m seriously thinking about it.

The only downside is it’s all ages, which would have been awesome when the album came out and I was 14, now maybe not so much. 

Boo, money decisions. :(

December 4, 2011 6:59 pm
cachambers:

Boston

I’m in love. 

cachambers:

Boston

I’m in love. 

October 4, 2011 10:20 pm
I think I love this city. It’s scaring me. I’m a New Yorker, goddamnit!

I think I love this city. It’s scaring me. I’m a New Yorker, goddamnit!

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September 28, 2011 5:11 pm

Burrage Mansion in Boston’s Back Bay Historic District. Built in the French Chateau style in 1899 for businessman and philanthropist Albert C. Burrage. Later converted into a medical facility, an elder care home, and finally as luxury condominiums.

September 27, 2011 8:56 pm