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June 12, 2019 8:47 AM   Subscribe

"Friends and heartthrobs of the past, future, and present: where I am now, the temperature has begun its slow climb, and summer is preparing its eviction notice for all the gentle breezes and drives with windows down and the incessant joyful choir of birds. We will soon have to settle for less pleasing aesthetics of romance. Sweat becomes romantic because it will happen whether or not I want it to, and I’ve got to make the best of it." Hanif Abdurraqib's Notes on Pop in The Paris Review: On Whitney Houston, On Summer Crushing
posted by everybody had matching towels (5 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Oh, this is great, thank you! I always enjoy Hanif's writing, and his recent tweets about adopting a dog named Wendy are very heartwarming.
posted by wicked_sassy at 9:08 AM on June 12, 2019

Love this:

I have been known to take everything as a sign, even if I am lying to myself. That’s part of the fun.
posted by sallybrown at 11:11 AM on June 12, 2019

Oh, this is great. So lovely.

One of the best things I read about crushing, I read about here on metafilter. It's this comment by Don Pepino.
posted by unicorn chaser at 3:16 PM on June 12, 2019

Oh what a fun read. I need to get me a summer crush.
posted by travertina at 7:02 AM on June 13, 2019

Love Hanif's writing so much, and this was no exception! Thank you for posting.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:46 AM on June 19, 2019

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