You listen to 6 episodes of This American Life and 8 episodes of Radiolab. Jad and Robert and Ira come to constitute your entire universe. The sun sets. You try go to sleep, except you're not really tired because you've done nothing but sit all day. And at 5, FIVE, in the morning the next day, you pull into a bus station, you get in a cab, and you go to bed with swollen ankles, smelling like water that drips from air conditioners.
|This is the face of a person who was awoken by water suddenly |
POURING down on her from the overhead bus air conditioner.
But you look out the window at the rising sun, you see the ocean, you hear birds and waves, everything smells like the best memories from your childhood, and you fall asleep happy. And wake up to a peaceful, colorful neighborhood.
Though today was warm and humid, it was too cloudy for the beach, so instead we wandered downtown Floripa. Drank fresh coconut water straight from the coconut. Walked through parks. Looked at the street art. Watched old men play dominos and chess. Took a bus home just in time to drink mate on a bench under a tree on the beach in Tayla's front yard at sunset.
|Tay breaking into her own house|