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Member since October 2, 2012


Right now, I'm reading:
Teachers Have It Easy. Also just finished The Goldfinch. Also just reread Marching Powder. Still trying to finish Paul Bowles' Travels. And always, always reading John Berryman's Dream Songs.

My favorite story of all time is:
any travel story, ever.

In bed I like to read:

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
having my cake and eating it too

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Choose any path, provided it's DIFFERENT.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Nunca use un antifaz Voy de paso Por este mundo fugaz No pretendo parar Dime quien camina Cuando se puede volar? Mi destino es andar Mis recuerdos Son una estela en el mar Lo que tengo, lo doy Digo lo que pienso Tomame como soy Y va liviano Mi corazon gitano Que solo entiende de latir A contramano No intentes amarrarme Ni dominarme Yo soy quien elige Como equivocarme Aprovechame Que si llegue ayer Me puedo ir manana Que soy gitana

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Frida Kahlo... or maybe my grandmother.

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