There is so much going on in the world, (and in my emails from y’all) that I felt another open forum was needed. I’m really in the hole. I haven’t been this dysfunctional in a while, and it seems like something we are all feeling right now. Our world seems to be a bit crazy. And lots of us are single and dealing with everything alone, so I wanted to put something up where we could all share. But especially share if things are going great!
I was also kind of unaware of the seriousness of the fires in California and felt bad about not being more supportive of you guys out there. I haven’t seen much local news lately. When I catch some it is all Trump all the time. I know I would be terrified in your situation.
Today is my brother’s birthday. He is my favorite brother and the sibling closest to me in age. He’s ten years older than me. I love him very much. He was in high school in Switzerland when I was in elementary school in Libya. But he came home every holiday and brought me SweeTarts and was there all summer and we had that relationship where I was the dumb kid sister and he was the cool older brother. And he had records. I was not allowed to touch the records. Except that one day that my parents left me home alone. My favorite two songs were 25 or 6 to 4 and Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds. I got in a lot of trouble for playing those records. It was worth it.
One time my brother was with me on a trip to either Leptus Magna or Sabratha (google it, it’s amazing) and by some miracle my brother was allowed to play his music, (unlikely) or I was just singing Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds and my brother was being a jerk in the back seat with me telling on me that I should not be singing that song because it was about bad things. I remember being quite sassy with my parents and my brother telling them that it was a perfectly lovely song about Lucy who lives in the sky and has a lot of diamonds. Because from an early age, I have always been smarter than everyone else.
ANYWAY I don’t do music very well because it takes me places and makes me feel things greatly. But today I need some music. So if you do too, here you go.
Because everything sucks and nothing else matters.
And because it is my brother’s birthday.
Hang tight everybody. No matter what happens, I’ll be here.