Confessions of a mid west town

8:34 I have a secret, well, it's no longer a secret. 8:41 I love this town, she has never let me down. When we're together, snowmen come to life (to borrow from my Americano cup). 8:56 "In real life I could be that anonymous nerd sitting across from you in chem lab, staring at you so hard. Then when you turn around he tries to smile, but the smile just comes out all wrong. You just think, How pathetic. Then he just looks away, and never looks back at you again." 9:18 Intricate weaving this morning as I cannot look away. 9:38 The song came out all wrong, the trumpet unable to stay in tune. The drums, a different beat. 9:57 Take to the skies, it's a faster way to travel. I'll never see it all, but I'll do my best to see as many beautiful sunsets as possible. Then you realize that everyday brings a memorable sunset no matter where you are, even when the clouds suppress the radiant colors or the rain scatters the light. 10:06 Comfort, as in dead of winter stew, as in blankets and a book, as in scarves and slippers and sand. Random secrets. 10:25 Positively half full, even when empty. Painting my own pictures now of live long and prosper. 10:46 [the kangaroo that cannot hop backwards and the dragonfly that cannot walk] 10:59 My secret? I now love beets!

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