Reasons To Live

Reasons To Live

Because I’m the crabbiest lady ever, I feel it necessary to prove that I am, indeed, well-medicated and mostly content, with many things to live for. Including:

– french fries with barbecue sauce
– ruffle butt skirts
– Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
– cobalt blue glass bottles
– the entire nation of Italy
– little toddler boys with diapers under their swim trunks at the beach doodling around in the sand
– wooden-heeled sandals
– freckles
– giant unruly bushes of spearmint outside my front stoop
– Mexican tourist pottery
A Room with a View (the book and the movie – naked Julian Sands! naked Rupert Graves!)
– that five minutes after you are done running when you just get to walk and be sweaty and full of yourself 
– Maureen Gibbon’s Swimming Sweet Arrow
– watching my dog have his little dog dreams
– peeling grapefruit in the old style sectional Armenian way
– Frank’s Red Hot
– Micheal Ondaatje’s “The Cinnamon Peeler”
– the existence of Melina Marchetta
– driving somewhere by myself in the car with super loud music
– portmanteaus
– silver jewelry
– some of the Batman movies
– scrubbing out the sink with borax
– Adam Rapp’s Under The Wolf, Under The Dog
– interlibrary loan
– that scrubbed-out, sore feeling you get on your face when you make out with a guy who needs to shave
– Brad Pitt in Fight Club
– coconut popsicles
– glazed leather handbags
– Alice Neel’s portraits
– Eireann Corrigan’s Ordinary Ghosts
– chocolate mousse. or pot de creme. any kinda fancy pudding that you cook, really
– Home Run Inn frozen pizza
– those little divots on the small of the back
– George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series
– when Adrian gets pissed off and becomes unintentionally funny 

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