Oh, and one other thing. Can I just say how much I LOVE Counting Crows right now? I listened to them a lot on this last trip, because they are so calming and yet they drown out the talking in the van when I want to sleep. My favorite song on August and Everything After is Anna Begins. What a great song.
"If it's love," she said, "then we're going to have to think about the consequences."
She can't stop shaking and I can't stop touching her and this time
When kindness falls like rain, it washes her away
And Anna begins to change her mind
"These seconds when I'm shaking leave me shuddering for days," she says
And I'm not ready for this sort of thing…
I am. I think this is such a great song about all of the uncertainty and yet the coolest feelings of falling in love. So maybe that’s why even through all of the stupid ridiculousness of dating, I still do it because I know how that feels and I want to feel it again.
But right now, I just noticed what time it is. It’s Harry Potter time! So me, the cats, and my new giraffe, Hays, have some serious reading to do.