a woman in Copenhagen, biking while eating a sandwich with one hand*, catches our eye(s) and gives us a wide, winning, smile – the kind of open, morale-boosting smile that makes one feel as if it is, however precarious, not only possible, but laudable, to strike and maintain a certain balance. we’re doing alright, and may just continue to be alright. or will at least fall on our faces doing what we love.
from a scrap of paper found in my vest. context: day off in Copenhagen before continuing on to play a total of 2 1/2 shows over the course of 1 week in Sweden and Norway (aka The Most Expensive Place Ever). already €450 in debt. not, however, a sandwich as pictured above, the famous smørrebrød, which are themselves beautiful and awesome as was that smile, but even harder to eat on a bicycle.