Find Your Aesthetic!!
(types of people based on real people in my apartment building)
beetle: sad stories, stained glass windows, clay statues, bookstores, fresh spices, crumpled pieces of paper thrown towards the trash, excessive profanity, sarcasm, soft laughter, sweet dandelion wine, Croatian recipes, giving gifts wrapped in newspaper, a warm fireplace, spicy tea, rambling arguments, tough love, poetry recommendations, pressed flowers.
blush: strawberry lip-gloss, pearl necklaces, melodrama, daydreaming, candy stores, dew drops, old stuffed animals, soft music, pebbles, ballet shoes, buttercream frosting, fierce loyalty, clip-on earrings, sleeping in, floral dresses, the sun setting over a calm ocean, sea foam, making mix tapes from old CDs, springtime, dimples, bike rides by the bay.
matchstick: scuffed knees, skateboarding, sprinting through the subway station, tangled hair, sleepy eyes, sharing sips of coffee from a paper cup, pine trees, graffiti, waves on the sea during a storm, hazy sunlight at dawn, loose change, obscure book references, faint cologne, neon street signs, summer freckles, starry skies, secrets, wildflower bouquets, restlessness.
pigeon: storm clouds, bonfires, gas station food, muddy sneakers, beat-up school notebooks, skipping stones, late-night adventures, history museums, band-aids, curiosity, cliff diving, stolen textbooks, hair clips, watercolor paintings, lazy Sundays, disposable cameras, iced coffee, foreign film festivals, scrawling handwriting, vanilla ice cream.
ghost (affectionately named): lace curtains, chapped lips, licorice sticks, red roses, candle wax, piano music, teaching people how to waltz, jigsaw puzzles, chicken noodle soup, vintage dresses, soft rain, plastic flowers, stolen vodka, dust particles, moonlight, the soft drone of the air conditioner, silken robes, keeping a diary.