Letter of Recommendation: Bird Feeders

A simple cure for solipsism

New York Times Magazine
Jul 29 · 5 min read

By David Michael

Last year, as often happens, my mood waned with the autumn light. At work, I stared blankly at my computer, inexplicably on the verge of tears. At home, I counted the minutes until I could sleep. I still woke early, intending to read and write, but instead lay on the couch, idly thumbing at my phone. I felt…

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