On Marriage.

  • Kid: What's that on your shirt?
  • Me: A mixtape.
  • Kid: Why do you have a mixtape on your shirt?
  • Me: Because my boyfriend asked me out via mixtape.
  • Kid: Oh!! SO DO YOU WANT TO MARRY HIM?
  • Me: Yes, very much.
  • Kid: Does HE want to marry YOU??
  • Me: Yes, very much.
  • Kid: SO THEN WHY DOESN'T HE JUST ASK YOU ALREADY?!
  • Profound questions from a very small child at art camp.

On Butts.

  • Kraken: Your butt has changed my life.
  • Jackalope: How has it changed your life?
  • Kraken: It has made it better, just by knowing it is there.

On Death.

  • Jackalope: *reading off of a Chipotle cup* 'What is it about death that you're afraid of?
  • Kraken: Not being with you.

On Distance.

  • Jackalope: Nothing can keep us apart.
  • Kraken: Nothing?
  • Jackalope: Except Jesus.
  • Kraken: Oh. And Etobicoke?
  • Jackalope: AHAHAHAHAHA yes...and Etobicoke.

On Holding.

  • Kraken: *opens Moo.com postcard package, holding up a postcard that says "Hold something beautiful". okay! *walks over, hugs me from behind*
  • Kay. Done.

Sometimes hidden from me
in daily custom and in trust,
so that I live by you unaware
as by the beating of my heart,

Suddenly you flare in my sight,
a wild rose looming at the edge
of thicket, grace and light
where yesterday was only shade,

and once again I am blessed, choosing
again what I chose before.

— Wendell Berry, “The Wild Rose”. 

On Doctor Who.

  • Kraken: Omg why haven't we watched Doctor Who in so longggg? Oh wait. Because all you wanna do is make out.
  • Jackalope: Do you blame me?
  • Kraken: Yes. Doctor Who is better than making out.
  • Jackalope: That's not true.
  • Kraken: It's nottt. But I thought maybe if I said it out loud I'd believe it.
“Hey girl, do you major in Fine Art? I thought so, because you put that artistry into being fine.”
— Kraken

On Someday Marriage.

  • Jackalope: I hope we get married.
  • Kraken: You hope we get married? You saying that is like saying you hope the sun keeps rising. it is assumed knowledge until otherwise indicated.