I'm packing today, getting ready to leave Austin for a good long time. I'll be back for a week or so in late July, but just to relocate some boxes, re-pack my bags, and then take off for Central America for the next 6-8 months. And as I'm packing, cleaning, organizing, I keep having moments where I feel pretty blue. I don't want to leave. I don't want to leave my friends, I don't want to leave my wonderful house, I don't want to leave my sister, I don't want to leave Barton Springs and live music and biking in the hill country and breakfast tacos and my favorite yoga class.
Blue like my goggles.
Blue like this picture of ShaNaeNae LaQuita, empress of the universe.
Blue like the Texas sky.
Blue like one of my favorite poems.
Blue like the giant rubber boxes I'm putting the pieces of my life into.
Just a little blue.