… Out front the Delaware River runs wide and quiet. The mere sight of water is wholly agreeable. Isn’t it? A calming, something large and other. And that is what’s important: to live in a space we find deeply agreeable, that works toward our benefit. We all sit outside around the fire for hours, the night relatively warm with brief rushes of cool air coming in, and as we leave he insists again. It’s important. There is a sense of importance in the very occurrence – in being asked the question. I’ll work on it. I want to hear it next year. …

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Then, tell us: how would you answer her host’s father’s question? Where do you really want to be?
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… Out front the Delaware River runs wide and quiet. The mere sight of water is wholly agreeable. Isn’t it? A calming, something large and other. And that is what’s important: to live in a space we find deeply agreeable, that works toward our benefit. We all sit outside around the fire for hours, the night relatively warm with brief rushes of cool air coming in, and as we leave he insists again. It’s important. There is a sense of importance in the very occurrence – in being asked the question. I’ll work on it. I want to hear it next year. …

Read today’s piece by Elizabeth Witte, our Assistant Editor.

Then, tell us: how would you answer her host’s father’s question? Where do you really want to be?

   

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  1. spatscolombo reblogged this from thecommonmag and added:
    At this point it’s a total tossup whether my answer is “back in New England forever and ever amen” or “somewhere new...
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