Sitting here on a Sunday morning, 9:45 and the caffeine and Ativan are warring in my stomach. One up, the other down, and I'm still trying to wake up. I went to Stephen's birthday party last night. By day we sat by the Los Feliz fountain and watched four weddings and two quincanieras pop and rustle about. Taking photos, floundering along the slick grass. Three of the weddings had purple bridesmaids, in one bride was quite lovely, the other two, less so. I didn't look at the men.
That night we sat on the wide porch of his "frottage cottage" and drank Tecate by the light of Jesus, Mary, and St. Jude who Stephen thought was Judas. He was so amused that there would be a Judas candle, and we were so sad to tell him, no, it is not Judas.
I woke up early, as I tend to do, fed the cat, fed the rabbit, made coffee, checked email, facebook, tumblr, took pills, now it's almost ten. At ten I often call Omar. I have a certain rhythm to my mornings. Free time management you must install routines or flail about, lost.
The book I am writing has a lot of mornings that begin and then recess into memory. There is a lot of zig-zagging between memory and the present. I am drawing formally from Mary Gaitskill's Veronica, one of my favorite books. We'll see how it turns out.