Showing posts from August, 2012

A Love Letter to the Kentucky State Fair

To Whom it May Concern:
We only meet once a year, but every time we reconnect it's as though time stood still. I have talked about you as though you were my own, yet I am forced to share you with thousands of others. A once-a-year commitment for 20+ years is the best relationship I've ever had, and I just wanted to say thank you.
I am easily seduced by your gluttonous charm. A beer in my right hand and deep friend Girl Scout cookies in my left, my heart becomes full (with empty, glorious calories.) I am drawn to you because of your ability to make me feel. I cannot hate or judge while I'm with you. Everything is as it should be.
I am a human being. I am surrounded by other human beings with the same purpose. It is a chance to experience a type of constrained freedom, that is at once beautiful and tragic, like a white trash Sofia Coppola film. Perhaps I only see you the way I want to see you and not as you actually are. But in my eyes you are faithful, honest, and brave.