The Broken City
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"And I don't have time to argue with the laundromat owner because I've only just returned from a trip, having realized that it broke my heart to leave the city. Or really that it broke whatever wasn't broken in the city already. I would explain to him about getting back to the city, about having to find you, except that I think sometimes we have to edit our reasons for things. This becomes another scene depicting a dramatic return: I get back to this very broken city and I'll go out to find you. I will find you at a public monument, I will find you on a vast flight of cracked concrete stairs, tumbling apart." —Kyle Buckley, Laundromat Essay