Monday, October 17, 2011
I have many October thoughts on my mind, including but not limited to:
1. How I'd like to write something that is a comfort to someone somewhere.
2. How there is all this constant "becoming."
3. The time I talked to Emma Goldman on the Ouija board (TM, Parker Bros.). She said, "The revolution failed. Even I failed." Then she said some things about free love. Then she said, "Jesus is love," and I had to wonder.
4. "Right livelihood."
5. How it's good to have a friend I've known since we were 17 who knows when to encourage me to ride bikes by the Charles and when to encourage me to get in bed with a book because I might be getting sick. At one point, W. came into the room as I was bundling myself up in her Hudson blanket and fashioning a recovery turban out of a scarf. She took in the scene, then laughed at me and walked back out again. And that was just what I needed.