Saturday, January 26, 2008

Dancing, driving

"My butt and the beat had connected in a way that portended great things in my future."

"There should be an option on the car for driving in place, like treading water... Sometimes I would make left turns all the way around the block, and when I returned to the original intersection, I would feel disappointed to find all the drivers were new. It wasn't like a square dance, where you miraculously end up with your original partner, laughing and feeling giddily relieved to find him after dancing with everyone else in the world. Instead, they swung around and kept on going, some people were at work by now, or halfway to the airport. In fact, driving might be the thing most opposite of dancing. I wondered if I would spend the rest of my life inventing complicated ways to depress myself."

Miranda July

2 comments:

Maximus Shanemus said...

What does this have to do with booty dancing?

Anonymous said...

yes!! i loved the second quote while reading the book and i'm so glad you reintroduced it to me. this is meghan roy, also.