Tuesday August 19 2014

Playing Scarlatti (August 19 2014)[i]

Waking up around 11:30 a.m. I think the virus has gone away. I'm at about 90%. I'm actually able to walk downstairs and cook breakfast. Meanwhile, Josh and Kevin are arguing about gluten and celiac disease. Every day Kevin will announce to us some new fact he learned in an article he read online. We joke about how he believes everything he reads verbatim. Josh calls him a parrot.

Me: "Kevin, the parrot! Kevin, the parrot! Kevin, the parrot!"

Cream of Wheat. Orange Juice.

Returning a pair of pants to H&M that were one waist size too big. Then picking up some Epsom salt, foil, and tab dividers from the dollar store. 

I've got a couple piano lessons at Music Makers.

Scrambled Eggs. English Muffin with Vegan Cream Cheese and Strawberry Jam. Honey Green Tea.

I show Kevin the plastic bag holder I made, "Look at this! I made a bag to keep all the plastic bags in."

Kevin scoffs at me as he usually does when I come up with some strange idea.

Me: "C'mon. You know you like how innovative I am. This house was built on innovation!"



It's supposed to be Crafts & Arts night at the house. A fair amount of people are hanging around. Kevin gets inspired to make some sort of provocative collage. He pulls out a stack of girl magazines and an old Adbusters; he clips away with determination.

Me: "Watching Kevin make art is really suspenseful."

Sharing dinner with Ana: Black Beans with Mushrooms, Onions, and Brown/Black Rice; and an Arugula Mixed Greens Salad.

Eventually, we corral who we can for a night ride to the beach. Wolf Dancer, Ana, Kevin, and myself on bikes; and Will assumes his role on his darling electric long board. Racing down Laskin and coasting down the boardwalk – ocean spray and sand catches on my face and ankles. These regular night rides can't get old.

Night Riders (August 19 2014)

Back at the house. In my bedroom Ana sits at the piano playing through a Scarlatti book while I settle down.

Watching the pilot episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014) with Ana.

Sleep 3 a.m.

Later on just before 4 a.m. I wake up to a startling cracking sound in the hallway. I go to investigate and find Kevin angrily reprimanding Josh, Skippy, and Erin Gilroy for lighting firecrackers by his bedroom door.

[i] Images by me.

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