current weather: 1 degree fahrenheit.
wind chill: -10 degrees fahrenheit.
(...awesome! at least it's sunny out.)
despite the weather and my exhaustion, yesterday felt like a pretty productive day. did a few things around the apartment, submitted a few poems to a literary magazine, & won some grand prix cup races in mario kart. it's SO NICE to have time, instead of reading or writing papers or doing busy work (i did a lot of busy work this semester. annoying.) i am grateful for a break, for the chance to relax and recharge and refocus for next semester. i think it's going to be a good one!
"He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips' touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete."
-f. scott fitzgerald, the great gatsby.
(ever wondered why gatsby is my favorite book? this is one of many reasons.
so beautiful. so perfect.)