Wednesday December 31 2014

New Years Fire (December 31 2014) (1)[i]

Waking up at 11:30 a.m.

Irish Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Maca Powder, Maple Syrup, Chia Seeds, Blueberries, and Almond Milk. Coffee with Cream and Honey.

Getting my 8th adjustment at the chiropractor.

Thrifting at the CHKD. Found a couple shelves and a black desk for Ana.

Cara, my voice teacher, comes over and gives me an advanced voice lesson. We work on an Italian classic, "Caro Mio Ben".

Grilled PB&J. Potato Chips. Orange Juice. Banana.

Cutting my own hair.

I get called into China Wok for an hour or so – making easy cash before the new year.

I cook up a meal for Ana and I: Black Beans with Kale Sprouts, Red Onions, and Brown Rice. We grab Whitney and her guy friend that’s been staying here and drive over to Elliott's house on 16th Street. Tossing 2014's Christmas trees into the fire of 2015. Popping open bottles of Sparkling Wine and sharing a Chocolate Date treat with everyone. It's a small and humble gathering. Along with my crew are Michelle, Elliott, Will, and a few nearby neighbors. Kurt, Elliott's step-dad, is in a jovial and silly mood.

Will O'Henry (December 31 2014)

Ana and I stand on top of the rings of the fire pit trying to keep our feet from turning into icicles. I hear people in the background begin the countdown. On a whim I pull her in for a kiss that lasts longer than expected and begins before the stroke of midnight.

We keep the fire burning long after midnight. At some point Elliott takes a hose to it and we all go home.

Settling in my room with Ana. I brew us some Ginger Pear Chamomile Tea to warm our shivering bodies. It's nice and toasty in the bed.

Sleep 3 a.m.

[i] Images by me.

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