There were a lot of things that were so oblivious to me one summer ago that I can now clearly catch at any quick glimpse. One of those things is time. I didn't realize then that the way the flowers were going crazy, the particular movies we watched under the Brooklyn bridge next to the silly hipsters and the steps we took to get there would never be the same again. I shaved half of my long mermaid off that May and Mariam cut most of her hair. We looked insane and we were happy. We danced all over the city, sat in battery park reading stories and riding the free ferry. When it was extra warm we would eat ice cream outside of Mariam's sublet apartment and watch the sunset, then try and make music with all the outrageous instruments the apartment owner had. We recorded some of our music in Mariam's digital camera too. But sometimes, when it was just right and we were coming home from the city and it started to rain, you could almost...run away from the rain! or like us, wait for the rain. Seduced by it's heavy glitter. I didn't understand then that the time we shared doing all those funny things was so precise and perfect for such a summer. A summer that a woman shaves her hair off, works 9-5 and then paints in the park all night with her friend until the end of summer when her best friend moves home, Cairo, Egypt. What I knew then was that I was happy, a little clueless of my next step, but still we were fine and wild, everything was just right. You didn't have to fix the frame on the wall. I'm thinking of this today because Mariam is coming this August...
Mariam: ...ahh, i miss it all, so much,, i'm gonna talk to my boss soon about me leaving for NY for a while a month or three weeks or something... i neeeed it! i need to see you.. this time.. dye our hair?? jk
me: lol i did!
Mariam: ooh, seeexy
me: but u cant tell
Mariam: you always dye it black though.. was thinking, more like green..
me: lmao yea
Mariam: and me, red and we'll wait till our hair turns the sky into christmas
ooh, jingle jingle.....