Finding the Magic in Macy’s

Finding the Magic in Macy’s by Jessica Machado For my thirtieth birthday, my boyfriend offered to take me to Macy’s. “You can pick out whatever” were his instructions. Lee’s sweet-yet-strange proposal was a culmination of our urban, chosen destitution (we were living off my graduate school loans and his fourth-career sales job in Portland, Oregon), my vocalized disappointment (he had shown up to my birthday party empty-handed), and a quick fix (he was trying to shut me up and had […]

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