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  • There are so many things for sale here in this vast city, but I am just window-shopping.
    Someone asked me recently what neighborhood was I staying in. I told her and then said it was a really interesting place.
    She was visibly surprised.
    I used to live there, she said, I did not think that area was interesting
    I realized that I am looking for and making up my own version of where I am.

    I have been excited about my current assignment and several people have commented recently that I have a wonderful, fascinating job.
    That is true, the work and some of the locations are special.
    Other projects are rote, grueling and unglamorous but they provide the backbone for the business. Bread and butter jobs offset the glitz and reduce the temptation to go on a spree at the company store.
    I try not to pass on the fears and anxieties of budgets and deadlines.
    I discovered an accounting error in our worksheets on Friday that took my breath away for hours.

    There is a Poetry in Motion program in the New York City transit system.
    One night, years ago, I was getting home from work late. I read a poem by an office worker, who was also working late, buried under mounds of paperwork, but was dreaming of the cool night air in the mountains.
    It was written by a Chinese man in 500AD but arrived fresh and delivered all of his humanity to me.
    Kindred spirits, that is what I am shopping for, combing the ages.
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