24 years old
You live in one place. The next day you live somewhere else. It isn't complicated. You get on a plane. You get off. People are always talking about their home. Their houses. Their neighborhoods. In movies, it's where they came from, where they grew up. The movies are full of that stuff. The street. The block. The diner. Italian movies. Black movies. Jewish movies. Brooklyn or whatever.
But I never really got that. The streets were never running through my blood. I never loved a house. So, all that nothing-like-home stuff doesn't really register. The way you can be living in one place and then in a few hours you can be living somewhere else, that's what I think about when I think about home. You wake up, do what you do, eat, go to sleep, wake up, eat, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. The same thing for days, months, years and then, one day, you're no longer there.
People always say how hard it must be to move from place to place. It isn't.You Deserve Nothing
by Alexander Maksik
My iPod is working again, so I was finally able to start another audiobook. You Deserve Nothing is the story of a popular teacher at an International School in Paris who will succumb "to a temptation that will change the course of his life. His fall will render him a criminal in the eyes of some and all too human in the eyes of others." It is told by three narrators, the teacher and two students. Once I began listening, I was hooked within twenty minutes. Now I'm curious to see where the story will go.
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