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Mind the Gap

My mom gave me a lot of advice; advice from an infallible person is hard to say no to. But from Berkeley, I didn’t have to say no — she wasn’t there to record the shows.
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The Dance Floor

Mind the Gap

I’ve listened to it from front to back, each minute dragging a volumetric feeling with it, and I don’t need to remember its name to love it.
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For Kyle, who changed the movies I love

Mind the Gap

Kyle’s excitement made my heart flutter. The movie was his — he sent me blocks of exclamation marks and little hearts, unwittingly coloring in magic marker hues over my tangle of nerves.
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Septembre days

Mind the Gap

So, my friends have taken it upon themselves, and my life has filled up with teachers who explain why the subject they’re teaching is important.
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A booty call to theater

Cutting Room Floor

I didn’t need a big part in every show, or even in most shows — but I think the parts you gave me were a symptom of our incompatibility.
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Annalise: Annalise

At This Point

The exposure to such a vast amount of creative work has played a really crucial part in this Quest to Understand Myself™.
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Annalise: Makeup as art

At This Point

That whole thing is ironic because “the way (Basquiat’s work) spoke out against social injustice” was one of the reasons the company said it was so eager to collaborate with the Basquiat estate.
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Annalise: Doesn’t know music

At This Point

But I did realize that my freshman year of college has marked a start of a significant period in my life — one in which I’ve begun to hear the music that plays behind my dearest memories.
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