This time in three months I’ll (fingers crossed) have an LLM under my belt and be gallivanting across Europe. It’s crazy to think that this time twelve months ago, living in New York was a distant prospect and I couldn’t imagine stepping away from law firm life. This brief pause on real life has flown past so quickly, I’m already overcome with nostalgia for this moment I’m still living in. It’s a weird feeling. Knowing that the clock is ticking on my time in New York, I’ve been exploring at the expense of spending time in my kitchen – I don’t think I’ve ever cooked less. I did manage a batch of this stellar tomato sauce last night and I’m itching to try this oatmeal souffle but that might be as fancy as I get for the next few months.
Do people still post links? Perhaps this is all too 2011, but I’m forging ahead regardless. Apologies for the excessive number of NY Times links this go around. There was just too much good stuff! It’s also a bit heavy of the love side of things (Valentine’s etc).
Modern Love is amazing, and this is a lovely essay.
A really thought provoking essay about selfies (which I rarely take and NEVER post but the article kind of makes me want to).
52 places to go in 2016.
How should a person handle heartbreak?
Something a little different to what I usually post, I enjoyed this essay on defining sexy, especially given how much I hated the video clip for Blurred Lines.
I am obsessed with this new site, GAL (Girls At Library), and I especially loved this interview with Molly Young (“A good book allows you the gift of occupying someone else’s consciousness for a period of time. It heightens your capacity for imagination and your capacity for empathy, which are the two values I prize most in all humans.” AMEN).
Speaking of books, if you have any recommendations, send them my way! There’s nothing I love more.