11 hours ago
“Just close my eyes?” asked beetle.
“Yes,” replied moon. “Close your eyes and imagine *that* time.”
It took only a second, the air filling with laughter + sweetness.
Mobile: The Crowner II
Size: Approx. 16" tall by 20" wide
She smiled a lot. Her teeth were quite white. Sometimes she cried, too. In big, heaving sobs. She felt the world, and the world felt her. We fell to earth at the same hospital just one day apart. I met her in the first grade, and we’ve been friends ever since.
To this day, she makes up words that make you laugh and feel warm and silly inside. She loves cats and uses odd emojis liberally. In the early 90s, I crashed on her San Francisco couch one night: neon street signs flashing through the open window, late night revelers kicking trashcans, and electricity zapping along the overhead lines of passing streetcars.
Laying there, I remember thinking life was magical. And I was amazed at how my friend had grown up. In a couple weeks, I get to have dinner with her. And I’m already looking forward to it.
Tomorrow, I’m having dinner with her roommate from way back then. Years later, this same roommate had the coolest shop in San Francisco and was one of the first to carry my mobiles. She’s an extraordinary artist and inspiring soul. I made her this tabletop mobile as a Thank You because @SarahCrowner is one of her favorite artists, and this mobile is energized by Sarah’s brilliant Stretched Stems 1 and 2 from her Beetle in the Leaves exhibition at @MASSMoCA. I’m looking forward to seeing her and catching up. And again feeling life can be pretty magical.
What’s one place where you find magic in your life?
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