Modern Love

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"The nights i have spent at the Skull have been some of my favorite of all time"

I am not a Modern girl.  
While this can be interpreted many ways, the way that pertains to this particular story is as in an art movement.  I have never been into Modernism, although I have always been intrigued by it.  Four years ago I was fortunate enough to meet a group of amazing people who are the epitome of Modernists.  They changed everything for me.  And part of that change started in this house that my friend took four long, arduous years to build.  The house has a name, it's called The Skull.  This is how we all reference it.    We never say, "Are you going upstate?" we say, "Are you going to the Skull this weekend?" The house itself has taken on a life of it's own.

I was not sure what I would think the first time I went.  I knew it was amazing in it's design, I had seen pictures, but the sparseness of Modernism usually leaves me feeling a sense of coldness, disconnected.  From the moment I walked into the house it felt like I was tapping into something, like I was part of something.  The nights I have spent at the Skull have been some of my favorite of all time.  The floor to ceiling glass windows make you feel like you are eating dinner in the woods, listening to Beirut while sitting in a tree, watching Space Odyssey 2001 with your back on the earth, except that it is all taking place inside the glass walls and upon the heated concrete slab.  Maybe it's the lack of walls that you makes you feel like you can breathe better and actually feel your chest rise and fall.  The feeling of uncluttered is the yin to NYC's yang. 

As far as Modernism is concerned, I am happy to say that the Skull (and some very good people) has made a believer out of me.

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