In the Abstract

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Necklace: DIY, Sweater: Eileen Fisher, Skirt: Topshop, Shoes: Dolce Vita, Bag: Alexander Wang

Dear Upstairs Neighbor,

Hi, my name is Gaby; I don’t think we’ve ever formally met, I live directly below you with the BF. 

First off, I’d like to let you know that you’ve been a great neighbor. You rarely ever make noise. If you wear high heels, or loud shoes in the morning, you must walk very lightly, because we could never tell. 

I hope you don’t take offense to this but for some reason I think of you as a woman. If you are indeed a man, I’m sorry for the mixup. 

Anyway, I might as well get out with it already, the BF and I are planning to move. I hope this doesn’t come as too much of a shock to you. It’s been a long time coming and I think we’re finally ready. Two people in a small studio is no way to live.If you live with someone you probably know yourself as we have the same size apartment. 

Upstairs Neighbor, something has been bothering me these past three years and now that we’re leaving I feel like I can finally ask you. What is it that you constantly drop at night? It sounds a little bigger than a marble but definitely the same type of density. I’ve always been curious because you do it at least once a day and I’m just dying to know what it could possibly be.

Don’t worry. You are still the best neighbor anybody could ask for. But curiosity has been eating at me for years. 

I look forward to solving this puzzle together.

Affectionately yours,


*Photographs taken by the BF.