Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

A non-comprehensive list of things that made me cry the week I moved and quit smoking at the same time

A non-comprehensive list of things that made me cry the week I moved and quit smoking at the same time

In 2001, I quit smoking. Because I could never predict what would make me cry, I watched the final ten minutes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s season five finale, “The Gift” every morning. Watching Buffy sacrifice herself to close an interdimensional portal reliably reduced me to a soggy, snotty mess. This prophylactic breakdown gave me the confidence to go about my day without fear of sudden tearful spasms. I had no game plan when I quit smoking last week, while moving.

 A non-comprehensive list of things that made me cry the week I moved and quit smoking at the same time:

·      Leaving eight cans of La Croix behind.

·      Deciding how many lighters a non-smoker keeps around (two).

·      Our country protects us by imprisoning children.

·      Packing up three deodorants (I bought in bulk, because I thought I was going to be here a while, but no, will I ever be that person again? The one who stays?).

·      Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA.” (See above, also, she’s so innocent—she thinks being with her friends will make everything okay).

·      Explaining my reaction to “Party in the USA.”

·      Not knowing where this bag is.

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