Author, James Servin wrote us:
The following is from my collection, Radical Sentimentality
I think of a time in my life when,
Out of stark, grey, raw aloneness
I suddenly found myself living in a big yellow house
Surrounded by smart, busy people
The air charged with confidence
Living well communally
It was scary at first
The bar seemed raised too high
But I found a place here
Wrestling with Tim
Talking with Phil and Maria in the kitchen
Then Jake showed up for two months...
Here is where I discovered Joni Mitchell
Ladies of the Canyon, "Morning Morgantown"
Offering sunlight, playful, dancing images
Hope in a new chapter
And then "And She Was"
We danced to that Talking Heads song
in the living room
Someone offering a toke on a joint
Me demurely declining
Stressed about my thesis
And playing "Into The Groove" a lot
Under my bed - Vanity Fair, with
Cher on the cover
New York, a high-voltage
skyline looming in the future
For now, I was happy to live here
in this big yellow house
Eat home-cooked dinners
Go running with Tim
Paint watercolors with Jake
And feel assuredly, sometimes deliriously, alive again.
Thank you for writing!
(Contributed by James Servin)