We have been having Internet/router and phone issues--hopefully the 3rd visit by Comcast today will fix everything for good. I am trying not to despair by reminding myself that in the grand scheme of life, these problems are relatively easy--but exasperating as they happen.
So, let me capture a few of the events of the week that I want to remember:
--On Tuesday morning, I took my friend to the bus station. Once I saw that he was safely on the bus, I went back to my car in the parking lot on the other side of my car. Beside my car was a thriftstore-glamorous couple clinging to each other and kissing in that desperate way that one sees when one part of the couple is going to leave momentarily..
I thought about how seldom I see this kind of kiss these days, even though I've been traveling. I didn't see it in the airports I've been to in the past month. I don't see it in the parking garage of my school. The other passengers in the bus station that day were not in passionate-desperate kissing mode.
--On Wednesday night I drove home after 8, as darkness was starting to settle in for the night. A Queen song came on the radio. I marveled at the great quality of the sound. I stayed in the car in the driveway to hear "Somebody to Love" all the way to the end. Has there ever been anyone else as talented as Freddy Mercury?
--Prince may not have been as vocally talented (see this story to understand why Mercury's voice was so amazing), but he certainly was more talented in a number of ways. Last night, we had a spin class ride with the music of Prince. It was amazing.
--I got an idea for a short story as we spun: a woman who makes a life-changing experience based on the reactions to the song "When Doves Cry." Stay tuned!
--I also thought of a poem based on that passionate-desperate kiss and watching old Prince and Duran Duran videos on the computer at work while eating my sturdy breakfast of yogurt, raspberries, oats, and pecans. Men in make-up contrasted with a sensible breakfast. Hmm.
--I hope to have a chance to actually write in the coming days.
--Last night, after my spin class ride, I pulled out my markers. I need to get back to daily sketching, drawing, journaling with color. You can see the influence of Prince:
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