Another Sad Indie Girl (Dying from Cancer) Playlist
1. "In the Lost and Found" (Honky Bach) Elliott Smith When I moved home to West Virginia two summers after I was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer (but really, I was), you were the first guy who responded (like, actually responded intelligently) to my messages on Tinder. After I told you I loved Elliott Smith, you confessed he happened to be one of your favorites as well.
Hush, Weep, and Whisper
I’ve been locked in this drawer for decades. Damp. Distressed. Disregarded. It’s hard to say where the keys to the roll-top desk are, but W.W., whose initials remain emblazoned on the inside of my black cover, likely stuffed them in his pocket when he hung himself from the weeping willow in the grassy front yard. The tree remains visible from the rickety chair where he mocked my lined pages and wrote diagonally with fine-tipped pens when he awoke each morning.