Current of life
wrote the Positano, Prato, Pontassieve and Rome poems today! #productive
Meghan O’Rourke from her book “Halflife”
the prodigal summer
I’ve been back in Los Angeles for a week. And in the first few days I had the same feeling I had experienced in the short stop over before leaving for Belgium/UK/Paris—that feeling of having experienced so much in such a short period of time, and feeling so changed by it all and then having to return to a place that hasn’t changed in the slightest. I felt like I had dreamed up the past year in Florence and now I feel as if I’ve dreamed up the past six weeks abroad. telling people about what I did in class, which poets and novelists I met at readings, what parts of Paris I explored before class each day, all of these things feel so real to me still but when I describe them they seem so ridiculous and otherworldly. I guess Cansu summed it up pretty well when we first arrived at our residence in the 11th- “I keep thinking ‘wow my life can’t get much better’—and then it does.”
Say what you want about Natalia Osipova, but she can JUMP.
Photo: Nikolai Krusser
// preparing to board a big jet plane. sending postcards, journalling, listening to Zion. today was a good day. one more looooong 40 hour day until I’m back in Sydney. more keen than words can express.