Wednesday, November 19, 2008

You smell like home

"Someone is getting excited. Somebody somewhere is shaking with excitement because something tremendous is about to happen to this person.

This person has dressed for the occasion. This person has hoped and dreamed and now it is really happening and this person can hardly believe it.

But believing is not really an issue here, the time for faith and fantasy is over, it is really really happening. It involves stepping forward and bowing. Possibly there is some kneeling, such as when one is knighted.

One is almost never knighted. But this person may kneel and receive a tap on each shoulder with a sword. Or, more likely, this person will be in a car or a store of under a vinyl canopy when it happens. Or online or on the phone. It could be an email re: your knighthood.

Or a long, laughing, rambling phone message in which every person this person has ever known is talking on a speakerphone and they are all saying, You have passed the test, it was all just a test, we were only kidding, real life is so much better than that.

This person is laughing out loud with relief and playing the message back to get the address of the place where every person this person has ever known is waiting to hug this person and bring her into the fold of life. It is really exciting and it's not just a dream, it's real.
-Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

all photos from here.