when i return from california - update city. for reals. no really. i mean it. i think. my manicure is ruined. my dad made me climb in the attic. to retrieve my silly stuff. it's dusty. cobwebby. junk. the first box of books. lesbian erotica. celebrating the joy of lesbian childbirth.
dad: "isn't there only 2 ways to do that? why an entire book?" me: "mine did it the old fashioned way. lucky me, eh?"
tons of books. childhood memories. pee-wee herman watch. man, i sure did love tori amos. lots of fanzines. my signed tour book when i met tori. bootlegs. videos. more boots. more videos. wow.
mom: "are you going to open more boxes? it's like christmas!"
"For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace." -President Barack Obama