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Complicated Comfort: Finding Unlikely Escape in the Restoration of a Childhood Dollhouse

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One thing I’ve noticed this last year is that when people cannot spend their leisure time in ways to which they’re accustomed, and when the concept of forward motion grows hazy, they may look to their pasts for once-familiar alternatives. At some point, a friend of mine started watching episodes of the MTV show The Challenge that she’d first seen in high school; another went to visit her parents and, while there, reread all seven of the Harry Potter books. In January, in the midst of my own stay at my parents’ home and seemingly determined, as Elizabeth Bishop might...

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