happy house

  • listening to Robert Kennedy speeches
  • cool limestone cellars
  • blowing into a conch shell
  • the New Kingdom rock-cut tombs at Saqqara, the burial ground of the great royal capital at Memphis
  • a nomadic art studio
  • freshwater lakes
  • the beauty of poetry
  • showering until there's fog
  • starlings' process of roller feeding
  • houses packed cheek by jowl along the coast
  • martial artists
  • Saturday Night Live's Bees skit
  • having a pretty good sense of what is out there
  • hiring help for a party

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