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ADFP Member Lori Lustberg's Article in HuffPost: Life in Perspective

Saturday, October 14, 2017  
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Life in Perspective

By Lori Lustberg, Contributor
Attorney & Wordsmith

A few weeks ago, finally settling in from my most recent move, I opened a box that I had packed nearly three decades prior, and found the above photograph, which I had taken in 1988 when I was 22 years old. At the time, I was living in Brooklyn, working various jobs by day and painting by night, living paycheck to paycheck. In those days, I drew creative inspiration from the streets of Manhattan, its vibrant life as well as its incredible architecture. The Flatiron District was one of my favorite areas of the City. Its signature building, the Flatiron Building, never failed to captivate me. Both angular and curvy, appearing almost two dimensional from certain vantage points, I could easily lose track of time gazing at this architectural marvel. Not far away was Tropica, a store in which I loved to browse, its colorful, exotic imported clothing, house decor and gifts like candy for my eyes. I couldn’t afford to buy much there, although I did once splurge on a small gift for my mother, a hand-carved, hand-painted wooden hibiscus flower that she still has today.

Click here to read the entire article in the HuffPost.

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