When weeks drag, I think about getting to Wednesday, past the revving-up portion of the week and ideally into the getting-things-done phase. A few weeks agoI mentioned a Rufus Wainwright album whose opening bars have the power to transport me to a very particular moment in time. I asked which albums do that for you and got so many excellent s in response.
Listening to it takes me back to the moments riding on the train to the Czech Republic, walking through empty fields in Hungary, but mostly, just thinking of my then boyfriend and now husbandmissing him and wondering what I would do when I saw him again. That pandemic-less time seems like ages ago, more so since almost an eighth of my existence has been spent behind a mask now.
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