The sweetest winds they blow across the south. in anticlimatic

  • Sept. 18, 2022, 11:52 p.m.
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My brother graduated high school when I was 21, and the two of us packed up our cars and moved to North Carolina on a whim. I left a good woman behind, family. Mostly I was motivated by a certain Americana spirit that was just starting to grow scarce after the death of Johnny Cash and the rise of anti-nationalism in the west. I’d listen to Gram Parsons and Ryan Adams and I’d fantasize about long quiet roads and great wooden fence cages of golden grass.

I’d listen and I’d think of the future. This black unknowable that I would look away from as often as possible. Sometimes I’d imagine the best I could hope for. Always a bit like a dream, but the south was not the dream I thought it. It was a great adventure- terrifying, illuminating- but it was not a journey into any fantasy of southern comfort and love.


Sleepy-Eyed John September 19, 2022

Sounds nice dude. I miss adventuring.

Decent song.

Sleepy-Eyed John September 19, 2022

Would you call yourself a romantic or artist?

anticlimatic Sleepy-Eyed John ⋅ September 19, 2022

Ex-romantic, artistically inclined I'd say.
How about you dude?

Sleepy-Eyed John anticlimatic ⋅ September 19, 2022

I've been a romantic with the girl. Surprised me. I like art but wouldn't consider myself an artist.

anticlimatic Sleepy-Eyed John ⋅ September 19, 2022

Making art and appreciating art are different things. I think you can be one or the other neither or both. I feel like people who are the most rarely romantic (INTJs) are usually the best at it because it's so natural/instinctual. Not rehearsed, you know?

Sleepy-Eyed John anticlimatic ⋅ September 19, 2022

Ya I get that. Neato!

Miss Chiffs Manager September 19, 2022

Did something similar when I was 21, to Wyoming. Was nice, although I ultimately came back- it's nice out west but my heart is with the lakes.
Wouldn't give up the experience for the world, though.
SC is weird. I can't understand anyone and they like boiled peanuts.

anticlimatic Miss Chiffs Manager ⋅ September 19, 2022

Might either of those lakes be Michigan, Huron, or Superior?

Miss Chiffs Manager anticlimatic ⋅ September 20, 2022

All of the above and many in between lol

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