February 17th, 2009


New York (again)

Stout Jewish girl says "are you kidding?"
Black girl explains her misunderstanding

I'm happy to be in the presence of these women

The flight was packed
It seemed they were all speaking Chinese of some sort

The woman on my right kept snorting a stuffed up nose
Smelled bad
And asked for milk as her beverage of choice

I was shocked
Slept very little
Enjoyed the view of the sun rising over Brooklyn

Exceptionally beautiful: pale blue ambience
Still visible electric grid

A Buddhist monk smiled at me and stroked the imaginary beard under his
Giving me the thumbs up

I stroked my imaginary shaved head
And showed him my own thumb

We spent a moment grinning at eachother

How much I miss and love Portland

How happy I am to be here