I’m sad about the passing of author, Ursula LeGuin, yesterday. Today is Virginia Woolf’s 136th birthday. I decided to spend the day listening to Lorde. I’m not done yet, but it’s been a soothing day so far. She’s one of my healing sisters, along with Stevie Nicks, Beyoncè, Amy Lee, Sheryl Crow, Agnetha Faltskog, and Aretha Franklin.
They’re who caught me up through their music when I was (barely) enduring a period of devastation. Losing my parents and closest siblings, divorce, surviving rape, etc. All leveled me. I can’t really wrap my head around the concept of such powerful bonds with people I’ve never met. It’s too abstract. (Much easier to just cherish it and enjoy the music.)
I’ve come to an important decision. The next time Stevie Nicks or Fleetwood Mac tour, I’m going to go. I’ve imagined it and tallied up the known consequences as well as potential unfortunate situations. If they all happen, it’ll still be worth it. (If nobody shoots me,) it’ll be an incredible experience. (That’s the only thing I can think of at the moment that would utterly ruin it.)
I’m not going to let autism or PTSD rob me of this experience. (Because hell no.) I already know it’s not possible to die from being too happy. So it’s all good. Whatever I have to pay afterward (stapled to the floor) will be worth it. Depending on when, I’ll either be going with M. or his sister, S. Hopefully both.
I have noise canceling headphones to wear when the band isn’t playing. Also, dark tinted glasses if it’s an outdoor show, or they flash bright lights at the audience. I have lots of pocket-sized fidgets and anxiety focus figures. Mini Tina (From Bob’s Burgers) is my favorite.
She’s only 2″ tall. I also have a 24-Karat-Gold: Songs from the Vault keychain from the Stevie Nicks website. I love how it feels to hold, and it’s always cool. I used to have a tiny Garnet from Steven Universe, but I lost it. (I love cartoons.) Now I want to watch Hey Arnold!, or Rocket Power. Heh. I’m off to read.