A dispatch from the summer of 2021.

Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA, March 2020


Return to the present, over and over

The author, a woman with dark blonde hair and red lipstick, closes her eyes and wears a red winter knit cap with a label on the front that reads, “HELLO DOLLY! ISN’T THE WORLD FULL OF WONDERFUL THINGS?” as her gray cat, Polly the Demon Queen, sniffs her forehead.
One great way to return to the present moment? Focus on your pet/overlord.


I regret to inform you that we must vacuum

A pet hair vacuum featuring an orange tank with a grey hose and silver and grey attachment
Pet hair, anyone?


A warm-up for the frustrated writer

POV camera from above a colorful patchwork ottoman, on which we see a black typewriter on the left and a napping grey cat on the right. Below, a portion of a blue rug on the left and bamboo hardwood floor on the right.
My cat seems unwilling to write any essays or books for me.


On crisis intervention and memory

Still via HBO


A sepia toned 19th century photograph of the brick retail building at 283 Washington Street in downtown Boston, MA.


They made a 4th film in this franchise.

A still from the film Fast and Furious in which Vin Diesel reaches for Michelle Rodriguez as the two travel on separate vehicles


Art, consent, and snacks

Still of actor Sung Kang portraying Han Lue in “Tokyo Drift”
Our munchie-devouring king


The thrilling prequel to Ratatouille

Four characters and their cars from “2 Fast 2 Furious”


In which I finally watch Point Brake

A still from the 2001 film “The Fast and the Furious” featuring Vin Diesel on the left and Paul Walker on the right, both looking off to the left of the viewer.

Sara Benincasa

Author, REAL ARTISTS HAVE DAY JOBS (and other books). Writer of scripts. Host of WELL, THIS ISN’T NORMAL podcast. Patreon.com/SaraBenincasa

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