It was my "life's work," that's what they call such a thing, but it makes it sound so organised, like my life was something i contolled and I sensibly chose each morning to get up and expend my earthly energies on this tower. "You must have a lot of self-discipline" people say to me when I meet them at parties and we discuss our lives as though we see them clearly, as patterns of behaviour about which we can make broad statements. I try to answer, as best I can, saying something appropriately self-effacing.

What I'd like to tell them is that I have build these towers, not because i am some sort of monk serving society and its need to maximise space verically and impress those looking from a distance, but because i lost a love, and these towers are my tears.

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Sal Paradise (joined almost 11 years ago)

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