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David Levithan’s Every Day Character Shares New Year’s Day-Themed Essay on Twitter

“New Year’s has always seemed arbitrary to me. When your life can change in a day, why put such weight on the turn of a year? As a kid, I would try to stay up late, but my body would betray me into sleep. Tenth grade was the first time I was away from the house, in the crowded confines of a party. Unmoored from parents, we were left to our own inexpert devices. By ten o’clock, the host and her boyfriend were in the midst of a beer-bolstered break-up. I snuck out of the party and found a solitary walk was a better place to think about the year.”

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