Perpetual Motion Machine: this is the life that needs no words, this is the life that does
I’ve never been that good at complaining, she told me, because I’m going to be dead in another 50 years & it’s all going to change then anyway.
Just because they die, she said, doesn’t mean they go away.
missing a perfectly good day because she’s sure that she should be anxious about something
When I grow up, I want to remember that I always wanted to be about a thousand different things & one lifetime didn’t seem nearly enough. When I grow up, I hope it’s at the very end when it doesn’t matter anymore anyway
Perfect Stranger (Masculine)
I held him close for only a short time, but after he was gone, I’d see his smile on the face of a perfect stranger & I knew he would be there with me all the rest of my days.
Perfect Stranger (Feminine)
I held her close for only a short time, but after she was gone, I’d see her smile on the face of a perfect stranger & I knew she would be there with me all the rest of my days.
All this stuff will make perfect sense later on, he used to say, if you can remember enough of it.
Sometimes you just need the right accessory, she said & I said I know, sometimes it takes me an hour to pick the right head & she just ignored me.
I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out, except I’ll die in the end, she said. So, really, what could go wrong?
It was a day filled with the glow of ordinary things & we passed them quietly from hand to hand for a long time & someone said she had picked a perfect day to be born & I think all of us felt the same.
We need a letter that’s like i & u together for when we’re doing stuff like this, he said & I hugged him & said a lot of people want a letter like that.
I like change, she said, as long as I remember I like change.
I know I don’t go to church as often as I should, she said, but I still wear pantyhose & that should count for something.
This is a modern dance with real animals. It’s supposed to symbolize peaceful co-existence, but it’s usually pretty loud & the dancers have to watch where they step all the time. I heard someone say they didn’t know peace was so smelly.
this is a cactus that thinks there’s enough violence in the world already so it’s taking correspondence courses in being a cabbage
I had vegetarians in my past, she said, but they’re gone now and I’m a lot happier.
Every weekend, she went to the city & looked through the bones of the dead for old clothes & bits of fashion jewelry. She always seemed a bit tattered, but I didn’t say much about it. I was still young & hadn’t settled on a past I was comfortable with yet either.
Tied together by stuff too difficult to explain to someone new
She went everywhere with a basket filled daily with a fresh blueberry muffin. It’s either that or cigarettes, she said. I am only strong enough for a life of partial virtue.