Author Archives: Theodora Goss

Get Off Your Phone

Yes, I’m talking to you. All right, no, I’m not talking to you. I’m talking to myself. I’m not quite sure what happened during the pandemic. On the one hand, I was on my computer all the time. I had … Continue reading

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A Noiseless Patient Spider

There is a spiderweb between the back porch and the chain link fence. That space is probably three feet across, and the spiderweb must be three or four feet tall. If you look at it slantwise, you can just see … Continue reading

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A Garden and a Bathtub

Someday, I would like to have a house with a garden and a bathtub. After I graduated from law school, I moved with my then-husband to Larchmont, New York, so I could work in Manhattan. That apartment had a bathtub, … Continue reading

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The Apartment in Budapest

There were so many problems with the apartment in Budapest. The electrical wiring dated from the 1970s. It had half the amperes of a modern apartment, if that’s the right way to say it — renovating the apartment was my … Continue reading

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The Isolated Life

I think many of us are suffering from a kind of low-grade depression, as though we had a fever of 99.6 Fahrenheit. We don’t feel sick, exactly, but we don’t feel well. We feel tired, but it’s hard to sleep. … Continue reading

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The Edge of Overwhelmed

I’ve been thinking about what it looks like, the edge of overwhelmed. Does it look like a forest, when the trees get thicker and thicker, and there you are among them, in the darkness? Or does it look like the … Continue reading

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Walking on Air

Lately, I’ve had the strangest sense: as though I’m walking on air. I know that phrase is supposed to mean I’m happy, but that’s not what I mean by it. I mean that it feels as though I’m walking on … Continue reading

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