:::: The day we pack the exactly three small UPS boxes my wife Andi and I allot ourselves for our five-month stay at the American Academy in Berlin, I happen upon this passage in Wayne Koestenbaum's brainy meditation on the meaning of hotels:
Being-at-home, Heidegger says, is not the primordial phenomenon. Not-being-at-home is more fundamental. To be not at-home may mean to be AT HOTEL.
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