I’m not sure why, but I’m having a bit of a “down” day. It could be the gray sky, residual emotions from the inevitable talks about family stuff when I hang with Kayla, or any number of things, really. Sometimes I just get in a certain quiet and sort of sad mood. It does not make me the greatest company, but it’s perfect for cuddling and listening to country songs, which is what we are doing. Soon we will venture out to get trash bags and eyelashes, then come home to get beautiful. We will change the music and listen to Prince and Michael Jackson and Salt n Pepa and I will chase my funk away with glitter. For the moment, though, I’m going to pet Iliena and listen to Travelin’ Soldier and Whiskey Lullabye and Over You and let myself be still.