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December 04, 2017


Wonderful. Your memory is such a fount. I particularly love 237 because the IBM selectric was my dream machine, too. To one who banged things out as I did on a Smith-Corona portable, the IBM Selectric in my friend Jamie's office was luxury itself -- I wrote an essay on it in what felt like half the usual time. -- DL

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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