The necessity of regular communication seems to have suffocated the art of it. We text to make dates and appointments; to make lists and add on to them; to see who is picking up milk on the way home.
But messages can also be playful, silly, thoughtful, a connection across busy schedules that ties two people together and creates common ground.
For us, this is sort of how it goes.
When something catches my eye
(remember those photographs of ballerinas at home, those long strong legs looped over the backs of chairs, en pointe in the kitchen with a cup of coffee?
–or the graffiti of Afghanistan’s first female street artist–)
Or something touches my heart
(the old house scheduled for demolition overtaken by mad performers during its final hours, the paint splashed on walls like defiance, the sculptures created in pools of Christmas light?
–or the ten identical apartments, all decorated differently–)
Or provokes my curiosity
(remember the article about jasmine, the flower, the scent, so convoluted I had to read it twice, like a map whose compass kept changing with the weather?
–or everything Rube Goldberg–)
When I send these things to you,
a link or a text
or a cuddle on your lap
It means I want to show you how I see the world
And bring you something beautiful
To discuss over coffee or in bed or as we wander through the streets of Sacramento seeking a destination
So go on, take it
Take another little piece of my heart
and sharing it with you
makes the whole world seem
a little bit brighter.
Ballerinas at Home: https://goo.gl/42hFl0 & also https://goo.gl/euAV63
Afghanistan’s First Female Street Artist: https://goo.gl/1FPGva & https://goo.gl/CVHHgS
10 Identical Apartments, 10 Different Lives: http://www.boredpanda.com/101-project/
Sacramento’s Art Hotel: https://goo.gl/b1TK0I
The Smell of Jasmine, the Calm of the Crowd: https://goo.gl/CqkfZY