I’ve written two posts in the last 8 months. Naturally that means I’ll [try to] write 30 posts in the next 30 days. Anne Schwartz @sophgermain is entirely behind this. Hashtag MTBoS30.
We, Anne and I, each drive 70+ miles toward each other to catch up on life over a late lunch.
Unknowingly we both order the steak and arugula sandwich. I ask for mine to be toasted though. (I’m not sure what I think about people who eat non-toasted bread. What is wrong with you?) The mustard horseradish sauce drips out with every bite I take. I don’t want Annie to judge me, so I resist the urge to lick the sauce off my plate.
We talk about lots of things. She’s wise and bubbly and always unapologetic. Meaning she’s really lovely. I’m old enough to be her mother, but I’m listening and learning. I tell her a story that makes her nod out loud something like, “Fawn, you are the world’s biggest idiot.”
We both agree at one point that Tina Cardone @crstn85 is perfect.
I ask Annie about what it’s like to be white.
On the drive home I think about all the times I try to act white. I crank up Purple Rain and sing along.