The concentrated glitter of headlights waiting to be cast off. I drop my friend’s lighter off the pier, where it’s lost to Lake Erie’s dark, rocky shores. Nights after the sun sets the wind tosses off the lake and I hug my knees to my chest. Every time I go home I find myself nearly unable to leave. Like home is the past, and if I stay there longer it’ll be like we’ve changed the present. I willfully refuse reality. It hurts more now than it ever has. I tell my mother I don’t want to leave this time and she says everyone leaves and this is true but we all come back.


There’s no messing around when it comes to BBQ.

There’s no messing around when it comes to BBQ.


uhhhhh good mail day #futuretensebooks #wendycortiz #hero #books #amreading #lit #literature

uhhhhh good mail day #futuretensebooks #wendycortiz #hero #books #amreading #lit #literature


Mystical ladies hard at work. @ddnsmartmouth #tasteoforegon #fortuneteller  (at Oregon Historic District)

Mystical ladies hard at work. @ddnsmartmouth #tasteoforegon #fortuneteller (at Oregon Historic District)


Best seat in the house. Gem City Brass Band blowing it up @ Trolley Stop. #music #livemusic #dayton #daytonsummer #daytongram  (at Trolley Stop)

Best seat in the house. Gem City Brass Band blowing it up @ Trolley Stop. #music #livemusic #dayton #daytonsummer #daytongram (at Trolley Stop)



Got my blue suede shoes.

Got my blue suede shoes.


tracywan:

the place in 

which i’ll fit

will not exist

until i make it

- james baldwin

Yes. Remember this. Especially now.



austinkleon:

That graphic is from my book, Show Your Work! which is also an answer to this question.

Ask me anything you can’t google

A good reminder for myself.