Some years ago, when I was living in NYC, I came accross this beautiful text by Simon Van Booy.
Hope you enjoy it.
Read it and fulfill the writing tasks.
The writing task related to this piece of writing:
1- Share your feelings about the text and imagine how now in 2018 the relationship is between Madeleine and his father. She is no longer a kid, but a teen.
Share your opinion and then write an imaginary "update" of the article.
You could start this way if you want:
"IT was about 6:30 on Thursday morning, and I was cooking breakfast in my pajamas. My daughter, Madeleine, 14,...."
2- Look for another article in this same section "Modern love" in The New York Times and tell us about it. As a class, try to read different articles, and write your essay about an article that hasn't been suggested by other classmates before in the post. However, do accept your classmates' recommendations and read some articles suggested by your classmates.