I know I haven’t posted in a very long time, but I think now is as good as time as ever.
South by Southwest festival has come and gone here in Austin. It’s one of those events—if you live here or nearby—that feels as if the whole world is watching. It feels like the center of the universe with all the culture, technology and drive circumventing the immediate surroundings. I’ve enjoyed SXSW in years past, but this one is the first ever to make me cry.
I haven’t spoken of Austin (on the blog) since I moved and I guess that’s okay, because I got really busy and very focused on my work and the activity of adjusting to a new city. I guess, since I’m writing again, I’ve finally started adjusting, becoming comfortable enough to show some time for my most wonderful craft, writing.
Excuse the quick surmounted reintroduction, I will transit your reading eyes back to the now.
The now is that I am exactly most satisfied with everything. I am beginning my MBA courses in two weeks, studying Internet Marketing. Most importantly for me I want to learn how to run a business and manage. I am hoping that in the very near future I will be able to get some LaRugnis games going. I’ll explain LaRugnis later…for the sake of quelling curiosity, it’s a sport a few friends and I invented. Beautiful stuff. I haven’t planned it all out yet, but I’m sure I can make use of the two university bodies here in Austin.
Aside from my continued ventures into education, I’m fairing very well at work. I’m enjoying my time and having a blast making things beautiful. It’s all a very very fun time. I couldn’t be more excited for my future and the benefits this job has in store for me in the future. It is pretty fortunate to know that I am resting upon the palms of a delicate God who cares for my worth.
…back to my SXSW talk: I cried.
Great Lake Swimmers, Wolf Parade, Band of Horses, Vetiver and Devendra Banhart are my top 5, with GLS leading the pack. I’ve seen three of the five now. None has made me tear up, hold Great Lake Swimmers. They ripped the gizzard of my good emotions out and made remember every single good moment I’ve had whilst listening to their music. The pleasant nature of their melodies really grabbed my soul and took it for a waltz.
I was so happy to be my with best friend and love while there. She stood in front of me, enjoying the music as much as I was enjoying it. It was filled with brilliant beauty and I could not ask for any other thing more precious in that moment. I kissed the back of her head and hugged her shoulders listening to “Rocky Spine”, thinking of her body as a map and how I’ve been lost in it before.