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A Lesson in Love

When it’s too Baffling & Scary to Let Love In

Grassroots Tavern on St. Mark’s in the East Village / Photo by Bille Grace Ward @ Flickr

It was the summer of 1980 and the East Village was a stomping ground. My college friends and I were regulars at the Grassroots Tavern. I frequented Grassroots and many other NYC clubs and bars since I was fourteen. I felt most alive when wasted and reckless at venues like Max’s Kansas City, Hurrah’s, The Mudd Club and Danceteria. New York was a creative…




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Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW

Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW

Therapist, Coach & Author. Complex Trauma & Addiction. Dual citizen 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 traveler, lover of art and nature. I appreciate the absurd.

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