My favorite part of the year so far was when you laid three soft kisses behind my ear as I stumbled into consciousness rapt in your limbs.
I’m beginning to see togetherness as beautiful
we ate apples
the moon wet above the mountain
singing magnetic fields’ songs
kissed (alive) atop an anthill
This is a tribute to one of the best friends I have in this life. Your consistent and undeterred enthusiasm to see me, and your relentlessly amazing sense of humor have lifted my life and enriched my soul. Together, we have claimed the coffee shops and grocery stores as our places of worship. Ah! The pints of ice cream eaten in parking lots! The nights of storytelling! The languid Sundays! You taught me how to be more discerning about people and more trusting of the world and more improvisational. I feel at home with you. You taught me that intimacy with another human, even platonically, is possible and desirable and lovely. You have set the bar for all future connectedness with another soul. Thank you for giving this town vibrancy and waking me up and bringing me into your life. I love you.
( alternate songs: Drake – One Dance, Belle & Sebastian – Perfect Couples )
Today I am scorched tarmac and a vanilla sundae striped with caramel sauce and the cool orchids of the jungles of ecuador
People seek validation for the things they already believe. We find research to back up our personal truths. We seek in the places we know we will find. I propose this: Go in blind and go out burning. Nothing with known consequences is worth investing in. Sit very still and very straight and begin the new day with as much fierce brightness as you can stomach.
I leave you with this, from the ever lovely Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson