it’s midnight and i’m finally in bed. i’ve been cleaning, prepping, baking, communicating, hosting, eating, socializing and laughing since 3:30 this afternoon. i put on my first friendsgiving and it was an absolute success. i am so happy.
this passage in the dark, an edge in us crowded with possible fruit, stippled with day. We cycled through that margin, into a field of lengthening afternoons, a surety to last us years together and years apart
Anna Lena Phillips Bell, from “I’m Going Back to North Carolina,” Ornament (University of North Texas Press, 2017)