Magazine June 12, 2017, Issue

Letting Go

New York city skyline. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Came the chipper notice: My employer will be moving to a new office in the fall. It’s only a dozen blocks away from the current office, but to a city dweller sensitive to micro-geographies, that sounds like taking the Oregon Trail. This will be an opportunity, the notice went on, to go paperless. Great, and blindness will be an opportunity to avoid sun glare.

The solemn thought for me was that I must lose my standby bookshelf. This is a piece of furniture I picked up at Kmart and schlepped to work, disassembled, in the back of a cab. For years

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