chicago taught me everything.
i heard myself talking to people but i was really just talking to myself.
forget about everything else
you’re younger than you think
take pictures of everything
you’re not alone
this beer tastes like shit
midwest summertime humidity and hospitality is the most magical healing combo ive experienced and trust me ive been around the block
the city and suburbs were warm and green and people, rich and poor look you in the eye and tell you right what they think
people had cubs hats on, way more sox hats than i expected, bears shirts, and smiles.
i spotted more than i expected shirtless men.
and amber seriously fell in love with all of it while all along i kept saying this is all a beautiful illusion, for winter is coming.
when you get older and you return to certain places you say, oh yeah, over there used to be the bank and before that it was dinner theater and before that it was a drug store
this time i was turning the dial on the radio and there was no more The Loop.
one day i’d turn it there and its like love songs or something and i kept it there for longer than i shoulda
like i was waiting for something magical to happen and it would come back.
but it never did.
it never does.)