RANDOM NOTES ON A COLLEGE GIRL’S REUNION
How I met Suse for the first time:
We were sitting on the floor of the dorm room, playing guitar. I turned to Suse and said, “Do you know Alice Cooper?”
“Why yes,” she said. So we played and sang:
“I’m 18 and I don’t know what I want.
18…I just don’t know what I want.
18…I gotta get away. I gotta get outta this place.
I’ll go runnin’ in outer space, oh yea.”
That was 42 years ago.
Today we talked about new recipes…mixed
greens, cashews, sliced avacado and chopped bananas drenched in honey mustard dressing (really, chopped bananas?) “Come to supper, my sweet coven girls, ” our host said.
1972)? It looked gi-normous rubbing its whopping proboscis in my puddle of beer. Remember how it felt to laugh so hard you almost pee’d your pants? I think we were in an altered state of consciousness that night. I’m sure of it. And then, the heavy questions: What is the role of nature in the world, how are we a part of, and how are we apart from, the whole of nature? Our major god is nature, we nodded, and we love her very much. Here are the pros and cons of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shamanism, Kung Fu-ism, and 1019 S. Main Street Coven-ism. Just pick one and begin to train your mind.
because, well, they were female. I perused the room and said: “Oh my. Sitting before me is a roomful of incapable women, right? …social workers, therapists, mothers, writers, photographers and marketing wizards, that we are.”
French born novelist who wrote passionate erotica and short stories. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are,” she said.
Always Female, re-directed the trajectory of our lives, forever.
viewing the heavenly night sky through a bank of spacious skylights in the host’s Cowgirl Bunkhouse. One toke over the line, sweet Jesus.
the next day we visited every gallery in town.
the earth…she’s a “leaner”, and we all wanted to take her home with us.
until women are no longer beaten, rejected, scorned and treated like second class citizens, still, to this day, in countries all over the world. Women should enjoy the indelible right to sustainable employment, healthy food, clean water and education for themselves and their children. Until they are treated like valuable human beings, we still fight for human and women’s rights, for the benefit of our sisters everywhere
Dedicated to the absentees: Lisa, Richards and “Skin”