The last time I composed a list like this was two years ago. My mother and my best friend’s mother were still alive, no one had heard of Covid-19, and we were knee-deep in home renovations. Life, in hindsight, was much more simple, less sad.
When I awoke this morning I felt suddenly compelled to revisit these lists of mine, perhaps as a way to document this moment in time.
Here’s a little glimpse at life right now:
things I’ve loved lately.
the corona correspondences via sewanee review
looking up new recipes to try
starting every day with coffee and a book
(often random, often meandering) texts with Carolyn
things currently on my nightstand.
hollywood park by mikel jollett
ear plugs (because I’m a light sleeper)
journal and pen
empty water glass
things I wish I could forget.
the sound of trump spewing lies
the times I’ve spoken before thinking
songs I can’t stop listening to.
the bones by maren morris
much too much by lennon stella
edge of desire by john mayer
finally // beautiful stranger by halsey
bad guy by billie eilish
the type of woman I want to be.