The Things We Leave Behind

April 7, 2015 9:12 PM

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The Things We Leave Behind

There was nothing particularly earth-shattering about it. Houses are bought and sold every day, and we hadn't lived in the house for several years. When we moved to the suburbs a few years ago, we chose to rent our house instead of dealing with the tumultuous post-bubble real estate market and so, for the past six years, various groups of twenty-somethings have called our house home.

Although we had great tenants over the years, for the most part, I was thrilled to call it quits with my role as landlord. And yet part of me -- a loud and unshakable part of me -- was unsettled and sad. Part of me was tempted to make the two-hour round-trip drive into the city to say goodbye -- not...

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