Hiraeth Part II: Holiday Homesickness

December 29, 2014 6:43 PM

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hiraeth (n.) a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past.

It is late afternoon in Brooklyn, random groups of people can be seen wandering the streets dragging their rolling luggage, arms full of post-holiday shopping bags as they return to their brownstone apartments. The sidewalks are narrowed by the unusually large piles of trash accumulating curbside. W...

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