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Best of Times, Worst of Times
Last night when I was at Steven and Robin's, I noticed that his computer desktop was from a photo he took during their November, 2000 visit to Tucson. At the time, I was really, really sick, voiceless, coughing up blood, miserable. But we were all so happy to have them visit that my mood brightened long enough to move around. Forbidden to talk, I wrote my portion of conversations out on a pad of yellow paper. And I played around with the guitar. Sinceknicolini has just started taking guitar lessons with this same, bargain-basement Yamaha, I thought I'd share:

Bean is wearing the pink raincoat that Russ and Joe got her. Somewhere, Tibbs was letting her spirit sink into our new home. We had begun our new life, but the most painful breaks with our past were yet to come.

Mode: briny
Muse: Bettie Serveert's Lamprey on Jillian and Doug's stereo

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nos4a2no9 From: nos4a2no9 Date: September 18th, 2004 01:40 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yugh, do you have that flu/cough/cold of death that's been going around? I'm no doctor, but coughing up blood isn't good.

And a pink raincoat for the Bean? Why, I'm shocked, sirrah! So gendered! I thought you liberal arts people knew better!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 18th, 2004 04:21 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Sorry, I was excessively ambiguous. The photo is from four years ago. I was sick then but -- knock on wood -- not now.

Neither Kim nor I ever had a thing for pink. But Skylar one day decided she loved it. The raincoat antedates that transformation, however. Russ and Joe were the gay couple whose house we lived in back in California. They were our landlords but also our family. Russ died in February, 2001 of cancer. He was the one who had picked out that pink raincoat.
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