tonight i went out and did what i do. i found an amazing band, "jay burns", or they found me. since such operations are mathematically symmetrical it hardly matters.
they had the most amazing energy. "most amazing" is something i come into contact regularly in the open source community. it was nice to see it in the flesh playing music. the leads are boyfriend/girlfriend, both gorgeous and talented, and we hung out and talked for a while after sets. i eventually found a dance partner in a studious young woman who was concerned about being hit on; i let her know my girlfriend was in japan and all i wanted was someone who could move as well as i saw her move on the sidelines. she said she had two left feet; i told i had three. she smiled and we danced. she was beautiful moving on the floor.
when left to their own device people are beautiful. they just need to know what that means: left to their own device.
i bought their cd.
and so i was reminded what it is i do. and why i do it. beauty. wonder. people trying to express the most intimate movements in the only way they know how: publicly, intricate, mesmerizing.
so i looked to the moon and said to her: "find me on a dark night. come lay upon my breast and i will let you sleep upon my bed." and she said, "silly boy. i've been around forever compared to you. i will come and i will go as i wish. wait for me."
i only obey the moon.
the rest of you can only hope to have so much pull so as to move the oceans. i will undulate, i will write, i will see.