A family recipe, a childhood memory, a Depression-era handout
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Hannah Tennant-Moore’s essays have appeared in the Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, Tricycle, and Turning Wheel. She is an MFA candidate in the Bennington Writing Seminars and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
My dad flew to Paris to rescue me, armed with music and marijuana. I was in France to study the language as part of my college major. Before that I’d spent a few months at a Buddhist monastery in India, where I’d experienced for the first time since childhood what it was like to be happy every day, to enjoy waking up each morning.