On a lighter note, here’s my dog by the river.
Days like today are the days I can faintly hear your laugh. I think of your voice, your too-big Chanel sunglasses, your amazingly teased hair in the 80s. I think about how you would give me hugs that only mothers can give, the kind that you feel around your core, the kind that moves right through the shell you’ve spent so many years building up for the world like it was never even there. Days like today, I think about how hard we use to laugh at your innocent butchering of the English language. I think of how much I worried about you when you held in your sneezes. I think of what it must have been like when it was just you and me and the world, how hard that must have been. Days like today I wonder if you’re proud of me. I wonder if you are over my shoulder, helping me with so many of the difficult decisions that I’ve made this year; decisions you always had the perfect answer for. Days like today I think about how much you would love Jess. How happy I finally am. I imagine her laughing with you, I imagine seeing you smile at us as we walk down the aisle, husband and wife. Days like today I think about trying to be healthier because I’m not sure how long we get to keep these bodies anymore. Days like today, I am thankful for every discrete second I got to spend with you. Days like today, I’m thinking about you every moment, every time the world quiets down, those rests between breaths. Miss you every day.
Starting late last week, with several small protests denouncing a hike in public transport fares, demonstrations flared up yesterday, encompassing larger public anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption. More than 200,000 took to the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities yesterday, voicing frustration with the billions of dollars set aside for upcoming sports events like the World Cup and the 2014 Olympics, despite crushing levels of poverty in some places, and underfunded public education, health, security and transportation. Though the majority of the protests were peaceful, a few violent demonstrations were broken up by police in Rio de Janeiro.
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|Jess:||I needed a copy of the cable bill so I hacked your email.|
|25 yr old me:||NOOOOOOOO!!!|
|32 yr old me:||oh. Cool. You want to get some frozen yogurt?|