as it gets closer to the month of june, which is when i have (for some arbitrary reason) decided i will allow myself to start counting the days until bean comes home, i find myself thinking about her constantly. i am so excited to hear her stories, see her german school supplies and her new haircut, hug her and hug her, and force her to speak lengthy sentences auf deutsch just for my entertainment. last night she was very much on my mind, since we went to the words & images 2009 release party at one longfellow square to hear enoch read most of bean's essay, which is featured in the latest issue.
(photo borrowed from/copyright michael milinski)
as you can see, he videotaped himself reading, so that bean can experience the event for herself and hear the audience's laughter and wild applause in reaction to her wonderful story. it was a fun night, with the extra special unexpected bonus of getting to meet one of my "imaginary" friends in real life! i was shy, because although she likes me in the world of the internets (i thought to myself), what if she doesn't like me in the real world, face to face? what if i don't like her? how awkward! i shouldn't have worried; i think she liked me. and when she read her *poems, i had to restrain myself from whispering loudly to m, "I LOVE HER!" instead, i said very quietly, "she's awesome."
*i am impatient with poetry. i have to focus really really hard to keep my mind from skittering around the words, looking for a story or a plot or something. mtv generation? anyway, i loved melissa's poetry, and i would make a point to go hear her read just about anything, anywhere, anytime.