Do chronic planners — those magical humans who seem to have all the time in the world because they have strategically mastered the art of filling their hours with tasks that need to get done, but somehow don’t seem overwhelmed because they have factored in travel time and room for error — wish away their ability to be present by simple virtue of their gift for planning?
I didn’t mean to ask this question when I set out to record this week’s episode of Monocycle, aptly titled “Endless Summer” to feed into our August theme, but that’s what came out of what happened last weekend when I was flipping through the first round of September issues available and suddenly found myself feeling kind of…dare I say it…excited for the fall. I was sitting by a freaking pool in a bathing suit with a scarf tied around my hair like I was a regular Loulou de la Falaise even though I am not and for a moment I forgot that and was transported into the following season: crunching fallen leaves in patent leather loafers and white socks, trying every cappuccino in town while dressed in a new, ankle-length trench coat. That’s when the wheels started turning
Meet you back here in 10?