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no gold (things will have to wait)

There is an old Russian expression for the inevitable moment when your neighbors begin renovating. "Searching for gold in the walls." They say, to describe the epic sounds of drills in ancient concrete. You might appreciate this odd humor, this dark joke, this survival tactic. I am not so graceful a man to wrap my thoughts around it. Those drills and grinders, they shake the very walls of our apartment. Early on Sunday mornings and often long into the evenings they go.

This has been going on for the last four months, maybe more. I stopped counting.

I cannot imagine there are any walls left, that there is an entire open floor below us, the wind whipping through the naked beams and nothing else. That is the only explanation. Or that they break down walls, build new ones, find a flaw, some grand mistake and then break all of the walls down again. Not swiftly with sledgehammers, but with one crappy old drill with a dull bit, mashing away, so that children hundreds of miles away…

no gold (things will have to wait)

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Silver Street

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every picture

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the first

with her

every pair of shoes has a story to tell

bad impersonations

Pushkin's wind

Hey, Lyosha

the heroine's coat

no disguise

proof, or not (it all matters)

talking to the trees

the list

imaginary places

sometimes, yes

no invitation

continental rifts, graffiti and planes

suitcases and guitars (on my way to where)

pink houses (I have been here before)

the trains still run

you are not there

no change

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