A little ancient magic

how this shiksa came to love the mezuzah on her door

a modern silver mezuzah affixed to an apartment door
When I first saw this, I had no idea what it was. I looked it up on the internet and then felt weird about taking it off…it was a holy thing to believers, I couldn’t just throw it away. So I left it.

The guy who owned this lower Manhattan apartment before my spouse and I bought it was something of a shady guy. An art dealer, the realtor told us. There were indeed huge pieces of art on the walls of the loft, but the realtor told us that his gallery had recently gone under. I was taken by his twelve-piece leather sectional and the photographs of him shaking hands with…

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M. M. De Voe

M. M. De Voe

Fictionista, collector of obscure awards, admirer of optimists in the face of dread. Author of Book&Baby, an acclaimed guide for writer-parents. mmdevoe.com