Morning Skype with one of my most favorite people on earth, living in Capetown. We live in a world where all we have to do is calculate our seven hour time difference correctly (it took a few tries), and then we can talk. Sometimes, still, this seems like magic and not technology.
Her favorite activities include – chewing on my fingers in group photographs:
Leading me into / through psychedelic geographies of all kinds:
And changing car wheels with me en route to strange parties held in the mountains, while wearing a head-lamp.
My favorite activities include, climbing mountains with her and discovering decapitated yogis at the top:
Hanging out brazenly on street corners at strange hours, like the reckless hooligans we are:
And drawing totemic animals on her limbs. And also, today, morning coffee, with only a laptop screen separating our halves of the planet.
In a field
I am the absence
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.
When I walk
I part the air
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body’s been.
We all have reasons
to keep things whole.
[Keeping Things Whole - Mark Strand]
From the Times piece about Mark Strand. My other favorite part: “To critics who complained that his poems, with their emphasis on death, despair and dissolution, were too dark, he replied, ‘I find them evenly lit.’”
Morgan Gould has a blog in which she interviews assholes. (In other words: thea-tah people.)
Somehow, shockingly, inconceivably, I became the target of her hostility. (Evil always befalls the people who ask questions.)
…felt kind of like this: Just enough time for design meetings… and octo-bacon. Which is everything you might imagine it could be. As is L-ville. February goals include: locating a race-horse, and hand-raising an octopus.
4. …Sluggers? **
5. I’m going there!
* I’ve never seen it, but Mike Donahue tells me octopus-bacon is a Thing that is Served at a Local Place.
** I imagine that a slugger is like a slug, but larger. I’m not entirely sure about this.
Conclusive proof that you become what you drink… The other thing fueling this whole wild experiment called Life: M&Ms.
All of the things are being made!