1 month ago
“Words are our most inexhaustible form of magic” -Albus D.
Kim and I first met working in the whirlwind world of magazines and publishing—decadence and ridiculousity are just two words that can describe the weird world of the industry.
When we first met, we did hours of talking both real and some of usual meet-greet behaviors people go through. While we certainly didn’t know where life would go, we did know that each other had a earnest love for writing, reading, observing, documenting, sharing and reveling in the daily delights that life grants and often go unnoticed in the rush of the day to day.
We’ve spent four years writing our own story, sharing knowledge, disagreements, insights, fears, hopes and it’s all shaped the novel of our lives that we’re writing with one another.
I’ve been lucky enough to learn from her and embrace some of the teachings she’s tried to impart on me—sometimes willingly, sometimes unwillingly...it’s an ongoing process as any education from either books, life or people always will be.
We share a love for Toni Morrison, my favorite being Sula, her’s being Love, a never ending love of learning and most importantly for one another.
So for Day 3 of the New York Times’ Love Challenge, I’m sharing this throwback to Kim and I in a bookstore and writing the ongoing story we’re sharing. Like any good story, it’s got highs and low but life is a beautiful storm, you’ll bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What matters is what you do when the storm comes. You have to shout at the challenges in the storm “Do your worst, for I will do mine” then share and keep writing the story since the end is never near.