my boss just gave me a $25 gift certificate to my favorite coffee shop and an expensive bar of organic, equal-exchange chocolate along with a really nice card. all of this was totally unexpected, totally not necessary -- and absolutely wonderful!
jacques gave me a book of poetry about masculinity the other night 'cause he couldn't decide whether to buy me a book about poetry or about gender, so he did both. (haha, i bought him anal lube...)
my friends kate and jourdan bought me music paper to write songs on and guitar picks.
i've also gotten several really beautiful cards and a lot of hugs this week. i feel a little silly 'cause i plan on giving people CDs of music i have made, which feels a little depersonalized and narcissistic, but it's the best i can do with the budget i got : ) (p.s. if you want one, send me your address at email@example.com
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i wish it were the holidays all year so that people loved each other this hard and this obviously always.