Two Things

Dear Zonk,

I have things to tell you but those things must wait. And so I’ll tell you instead about two things that have made my sort-of-sad weekend a little bit happier.

  1. C got me a Totoro bracelet from Japan. It had 3 Totoros on it, and white and gold beads. Which is really not anything I’d ever wear. But Totoro is important, and so he got it for me anyway and told me to take it apart and DIY it. I took it apart, and Deepali put it back together with blacker beads on the train to Goa. I wore it all through the trip and lost it on my way home.

    This was last week. I thought Totoro was gone forever. But today I finally sat down to unpack and there it was, at the bottom of the bag. It’d broken off and fallen in. How lucky is that :)

  2. I went shopping alone for – I think – the first time ever today. I got my mom a watch for her birthday. And then I wandered for a while and bought me a few things to cheer me up. It’s nice to wander around alone in a mall, Zonk. It made me feel anonymous. And like I could be anyone I chose to be for a few hours. Today I pretended I was A Girl Who Lives Alone And Has Her Shit Together Always.

I’ll be back, Zonk. We need to talk soon, you and I.

Love always,



Author: Kirtana K

I paint and make music and blog like a maniac. These days I try to run. But I have chicken legs and lungs the size of two-rupee balloons. I fail. I like pajamas and striped socks and books that read like song and songs that sound like poetry and strangers who read this page. And Maggi when I'm sick or cold or sad or celebrating. They'll find noodles in my veins if ever they cut me open. And potatoes. And maybe a tiny bit of whiskey. I'll be an Unidentified Living Object and they'll put my insides on display. It will be crazy. It will be awesome. It will.

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