Astonishingly, I’m in St. Louis. I had to work for it this time, attempting a variety of conveyances. It’s not too cold here- still all brown sticks but the sun is shining, and the cats are frolicking. Astonishing progress is being made on all fronts, personal and professional. Affairs, they march.
It’s amazing to see Bill. I love being in love… I like it that we tendril around each other in time.
I’ve been away in Tucson for almost a month (escaping winter, having guests, shipping CGB Calendars and telling knock-knock jokes to sleeping lizards) and I have come home to find that Evan is now doing the crystal-growing experiment for Mr. Becker’s chemistry class, the third of our three to be spastically protecting a couple of plastic cups with delicately layered fluid.
As this year’s experiments roll by, I feel maudlin, thinking of time, and how quickly it passes through us.
It feels right to take things up a notch this Fall and all camp out in Boston. That world is still a dream, yet to be built, but the mechanics of the situation roll forward; Bill’s sabbatical was approved. The boys are unsure; it’s a disruption. They have friends. They have routines.
I hope it will be as much fun for them as I think it will be. Ideally I want them to know more about what life choices feel like to live before they actually have to make any big ones. There isn’t any way to describe the East Coast, you simply have to go be there. We can ride trains and walk across bridges and go to talks and see films and operas and symphonies and spend weekends in New York, and Philadelphia, and prowl around the East Coast; I want to take them to Montreal and to Niagara Falls and I’d love to see freaking Vermont.
We can have Carter fly us through the Universe on Spaceship Hayden, Uncle George take us on a tour of Corning Glass. We can have fancy dress parties, and photoshoots, and I can show Liam what the lives of all kinds of working artists are like, I can show Evan how different MIT feels from Harvard.
Also, I feel that you should know that according to a possibly over-reactive article, Chihuahuas are rampaging on the loose in an Arizona neighborhood and have “infested” Maryvale, a section of Phoenix. If anything can make it as an infestation, it would be Chihuahuas. They are clever, resourceful, and have very sharp teeth and a huge fan base.
In completely unrelated news, Oliver Thompson has a new video out.
He was working on this one when I stopped by his London flat for a photoshoot and the beginning of an interview, and I got to hear some of it live. I’m definitely a fan.