Begin Again. Goodbye Boston, Hello New York.

I haven’t known how to say goodbye to FLUX. and my eleven years in Boston, so I’ve been stalling until I found the right words, but my absence from the internet has reached a point where I’m now receiving “did you die? happy holidays” texts, and it’s time for me to briefly reappear.

Summary: I’m not dead.

Shortly before Thanksgiving I moved back to New York, where I am very much alive and actually quite happy, albeit sleep deprived.

My new job is exciting/challenging/rewarding, my new home is cozy (see also: small), tiny fox is making new friends, my family is near and I have a trusty vehicle to take me far. Never a dull moment.

After almost completely giving up on 2017, I am thankful to have something to celebrate this year.

Please keep in touch and follow along with my adventures @cruelshoes_ on twitter  // @cruelshoes_  on instagram.

I’m sure I will be posting more once I have unpacked my coffee mugs.

And before I go, I want to give thanks —

Thank you to the Boston arts community, my #bosarts family, for giving me some of the fondest memories of my entire life. Full stop.

Thank you dear reader, for being a North Star in a decade full of changes. FLUX. has been an absolute pleasure to parent, and words cannot express how much your kindness and unwavering support over the years has meant to me.

Thank you to those who have been a part of my offline story as well; whether as an audience, accomplice, antagonist, fleeting cameo or fixed mark, whatever your role in my life — you have helped me to grow and become the half-decent adult I am today.

And finally, the red thread through it all, thank you Boston for being the backdrop of so much magic in my life. 

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“And so we find ourselves, once again, in front of the blank canvas. The blank canvas, which reflects both our fear and our opportunity to break it.”

— Nicole Krauss to Vincent van Gogh

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The Weekly Wrap-Up for October 27 – November 02, 2017

in the presence of absence x chaos & cohesion x i can i will i did

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The Weekly Wrap-Up for October 13 – 19, 2017

cashing in on small talk x in lieu of flowers x circle of monsters x point of departure 

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The Weekly Wrap-Up for October 06 – 12, 2017

polarity x misadventures x laboratory of longings x night mind x the return

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Ideas Come From Confluence

“For me, inspiration comes from a bunch of places: desperation, deadlines… A lot of times ideas will turn up when you’re doing something else. And, most of all, ideas come from confluence — they come from two things flowing together. They come, essentially, from daydreaming. . ”

 Neil Gaiman  

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Weekly Wrap-Up for September 22 – October 5, 2017

horizon x portal to an alternative reality x people watching x a formal study in comparison

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Oh, It’s Just Like a Picture

Alan Watts aboard the houseboat, Vallejo

In every national park there is a place called “Inspiration Point”, and people go there and say, “Oh! It’s just like a picture!”

Nobody knew this four hundred years ago.

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Weekly Wrap-Up for September 08 – 14, 2017

it can’t rain all the time x first light x the art of ending x what remains

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Weekly Wrap-Up for August 18 – 31, 2017

contemporary views x how to start a fire x it’s alive x epilogues

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Weekly Wrap-Up for August 11 – August 17, 2017

freedom of assembly x anticipatory vessels x everybody, everything 

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