HE: I just got back!
SHE: Ah! Beirut! How was it?
HE: Insane, four long months, but so much fun.
SHE: I can only imagine. How was New Mexico?!
HE: Soooo good, great to see the fam. It’s been a minute.
SHE: Aw, that’s so good. Tell me all about Beirut!
She looks at him, through him, in awe.
She eases her envious heart by recalling their conversation from a year ago:
“Build references you’re going to need them. How? Do everything you can think of Now. Before you get busy, before the work comes in hard and heavy, before it all changes.
Go to museums, listen to music, fuck everyone, try every kind of food. Do it all, but all the while: keep. going.
Cuz suddenly, it goes from some times to all the time, and then your schedule is booked 2 years in advance.”
Stay on the path.