Kathi taught me visit the beach at 4 a.m. It was good to learn to wait for the sun with her. She showed me how to bathe under a meteor shower one night and she never mind that I stayed up late talking to her husband about Nixon and Henry Kissinger. Kathi also taught me how to smoke pot. I didn’t know how to smoke regular cigarettes, so learning the fine art of getting stoned proved to be quite difficult for me. I was a shy and an uptight girl so to release the “I” from the cage, Kathi had to play Girl by The Beatles.
Now, listen. I want you to follow the rhythm of the song and after each time John sings " aah, giiiiirl" I want you to inhale long and hard. Got it?
At the end of the song I was flying.
It became routine to have The Beatles’ music playing on the background whenever I was at Kathi’s house. She sensed I was lost. She used to tell me that a Beatle’s song would always take me home.
Tonight my husband sleeps. I want to sleep and dream with him, but my thoughts and worries keep me awake. I already played Norwegian Wood and I me Mine over and over.
I want to go home.
(Kathi...I'm sorry I can't take away your Parkinson's Disease. I'm sorry I've never been a wise kinda of a friend)
Guiño a Plympton. [Flickr]
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