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The Armory, en La Ronde

by Lucy Gellman | Oct 6, 2016 12:08 pm | Comments (3)

As I followed a dotted line of orange tape into an old bathroom at New Haven’s Goffe Street Armory, Martial Chazallon’s voice flowed from a pair of earbuds into my ears, directing me to sit in a plush armchair and start to relax.

Sit down, he urged, the command softened in the thick webbing of his French accent.  Place your hands on your knees. Back straight against your chair. Feet flat on the floor. Are you feeling the solidness of that floor through your shoes, your socks? Listen to your breath. Listen to the building. 

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