Sides and Coffee on set.
Ellery had not ever imagined himself a witness to something like this. The thought had never entered his mind. As if he lived in the 50’s and his mind remained in the waiting room while the woman gave birth. Commercial break and then the cigar. Or he believed in the stork without knowing it. He had never done the full trip: he had never considered his own arrival into the world, nor anyone else’s. Now Ellery was in a parking garage, his truck bed cradling a screaming woman who begged him to stay. She was having a baby. This moment. Ellery dialed 911 and somewhere between his mouth forming the words and address necessary, the woman, whom he had never met before, unfolded. Like origami. Flesh origami. She made sounds and turned colors unlike anything Ellery had ever seen. He held her hand and dropped the phone. He watched her body open and then her spirit…divide. She was suddenly two people. Ellery found himself amazed and weak in the knees. He lifted the baby boy towards his mother’s open arms, his small belly still tethered to her. The sirens could be heard now, approaching. The baby hardly cried and appeared to look directly into Ellery’s eyes. The child saw inside him. For a moment all three of them held their breath. The world moved like a ride in a gypsy carnival: The sounds, the colors and the unexpected bumps, too much for the senses, but nothing any of them would have traded for something less. #nightwalk
Had such a great (and late) night last night with new friends! Now off to brunch with more new friends! Yay coffee!!!!
Leslie watched the ladies move out of the church after service. Their ‘Sunday best’ colors like a moving bouquet around the Pastor, who smiled and kissed them all in turn. A little too long, Leslie thought. As if the part of him that was just a man was clinging to their cheeks, his lips alive with nerves and fantasies he was sworn to never have. Leslie did not understand the suggestion that certain religious figures were supposed to give up sexual intimacy. Not only did she see it as an impossibility and a lie, but she believed she had been closer to God when she was being loved and loving than at any other time. Maybe laughter. Laughter and intimacy. She did not understand how little of those two things a certain God would want in people. But there it was. A man. Several women. Colors. Wealth. Rules. Inside the bouquet they were, she saw the animal in them all. How each of them wanted to be against and inside eachother. It all seemed quite clear to Leslie, who sat by her cart on the sidewalk across the street. Leslie figured they could all meet in whatever Heaven was, after all of this, and talk about how scared and crazy they all were when they were in bodies on earth. #nightwalk