It’s going to be spring soon, and I know this because our driveway has melted and sent a flood of sand and gritty dirt cascading down to form a pool at the curb, where our caretaker has gallantly placed the spare satellite receiver from our basement and the garbage men have politely declined to accept it every day.

There are so many layers of life that emerge when snow melts. Odd articles of clothing and plastic wrappers pepper the gray slushy highway. And I think, how in the heck do you lose your shoe in a Minnesota winter? There are a few possibilities: it fell off your foot, or maybe sailed out the car window when you rolled it down to flick a cigarette, or maybe it fell out of your gym bag as you trudged along?

And then I think, why in the heck are you walking along the highway in the first place?

Minnesota is full of things I don’t understand. But it is sunny today:


And I just finished reading The End of Vandalism, which is a very funny book with a plot that takes its time. So life is good.

2 responses to “Spring

  1. LP livestreaming from SXSW right now: http://www.livestream.com/ifcsxsw

    Bit of a rough start.


  2. I saw it!…I'm a sucker for voice-cracking any day.

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