Discovering Other People’s Worlds in Their Houses

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Just as the temperature dipped below 80-something, I could feel my thoughts change with the weather. Only a few weeks ago I was still focused on the garden. Now I found myself pulling out a mohair blanket and reading on my old linen sofa. I put away my bathing suits and tennis dress and rediscovered beloved sweaters and boots. I washed the windows. I thought about having my dining room painted. The inside of my house, the interior places where I will live in the coming months, had my attention once again.

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