A friend of mine came over a few nights ago to toast her before she leaves for the East Coast.
She and I compared the lifestyle difference from coast to coast whereupon she said “It’s like I have to stop playing Make-Belive”
We laughed as we realized there were alot of types of things and parties she would miss by moving across the country.
She would miss the following:
-going to parties where bringing a hula hoop was mandatory
-having a closet filled with tutus and corsets
-finding a gaudy polyester suit on the East Coast and enjoying it as much
-dating men who had incense and Buddhist shrines in their bedroom
-fully celebrating holidays from Carnival to Diwali to the Folsom Street fair
-filling her weekend with capoiera classes ,tantric workshops and reiki seminars
-expecting to know (intelligently) what a LEED’s certification means, the gluten content of any cookie, and how to best wash a wig
-finding that her eyeliner was all used up and it was by her boyfriend
-preparing outfits for White Parties, Schoolgirl runs and Tutu Tuesdays
-working on art cars, floats and installations with your friends
-realizing that the group you hang out have all at least kissed and probably slept with each other
-looking through your closet and it’s filled with feathers, sequins and fake fur
-finding herself resurected after 2 sweaty hours on a yoga mat
At first, I thought I’d be a little bit jealous of her move
But, then, I realized I really felt sad she would be missing all of those things I get to do everyday….