there is something about living in a place where it takes 5 minutes to slip away. i am guilty of dreaming about other places where urban sprawl means infinite possibilities, but it is nights like tonight that make me wonder if having countless opportunities is better than having one possibility that turns out right. i could not have asked for a better evening. i watched several of my friends perform at open mic night, and then found myself driving in the dark out to roger's canyon with one of the greatest friends i could ever ask for listening to music as loud as we could and singing like there was nothing better to do in the world. we pulled off the side of the road. i got out of the car to smoke a cigarette while bethany chose what songs we would listen to. there was something about tonight. i felt so alive. i danced in the dark in the middle of a prairie. just danced. i didn't have anything on my mind but the music, and it was real. tonight i felt like myself for the first time in a really long time. completely free exactly how i was meant to be.
tonight was magic.