How It Sounds To Be 43 : The Protojournalist A karate class, sizzling dishes, family laughter and rain on a tent — all sounds of life at 43.
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How It Sounds To Be 43

How It Sounds To Be 43

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Ellen Gibbon, 43, works for a community music school in Chicago. In August, she traveled with two friends to North Manitou Island in Lake Michigan where "we experienced nature in all its glory — an endless starry sky, punishing thunderstorms, a gazillion black flies and a red moon rising." These are the sounds of her life at this moment.

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