I never thought I would say that but I heart Utah. Moreover, I heart the incredible people I met and the community I got to be a part if for a quick minute.
First of all, much much love to Mestizo Coffeehouse, the coolest spot in town. Mestizo is run by a couple of loving and brilliantly creative people, artist Ruby Chacon and her partner, Terry. I haven't met such cool people in a very long time. The benefit for South Valley Sanctuary was held at Mestizo. I wish a Mestizo existed here in San Diego. I felt like I was at home.
I read a couple of poems at the benefit. I was a bit nervous since the work I read was pretty old but it was well received. My poem Anthem is always a hit. I wrote it so long ago that I don't even really know if it is relevant but I suppose it is a testament to who I was at that point in my life and what I was looking for.
I met Danna Layton Sides, editor of Salt Flats Annual, an annual literary magazine. What an amazing woman! She and I had a couple of great conversations. I wished I lived close to her so I could pop in to her house with a bottle of wine and wild women conversations.
Speaking of wild women. I LOVE Heather and Nuvia. I am so damn blessed to have these dynamic, creative and insane women in my life. I was so happy to be able to spend time with both of them. Maybe we got a little wild but nothing out of control, Scandalizz did not make an appearance. I lucked out with those two. Also love love love to the other beautiful women I met this weekend: Christina who works with The Pickle Company and her genius daughter Lily; Andrea who was having adult night and had me in stitches at the benefit; and the lovely and fascinating barista Sarah.
I need to go back to Utah.
This song goes out to Nuvia and Heather. I love you guys:
Let's Wait Awhile