Love in the Age of Losing

Finding happiness in the wake of personal, professional, and national loss

Image: Jessica Siao

The space at the end of our block was empty when I moved in. Nine months later, it was a falafel place that was already in the process of becoming a bodega; cardboard boxes of Haribo gummies and far-fetched flavors of multigrain chips were stockpiled along brand-new blue metal racks. I cannot…