I was going to make a list of my top 10 Elvis Costello songs in no particular order. Then it was going to be a top 20 list. Then there were still too many, and I hate comparing and ranking things, and I can handle making a list like that if I have 18 no-brainers and have to throw in another two, but not if I have like 46 no-brainers and have to compare and judge and exclude. It literally gives me a headache. So I gave up. The soundtrack to all this was “Hollow Bones” by the Wu-Tang Clan.
I had a dream yesterday morning in which, long story short, I encountered higher-dimensional beings that I knew could give me wise advice. I tried to think of a question for them that felt profound, but also useful. The first thing to pop in my head was: “How can I be happy?” Their response was: “Remember that you already are. And remember that it’s easy.”