I love mariachis. I took this picture in Mexico ten years ago. I've traveled a lot in Mexico. Mexico is one of my favorite places on the planet for numberless reasons. But mariachis are one of them.
Today, I took The Haunting of Ninja Town to the post office. It's on its way now to Colorado. The contest deadline is tomorrow. I got there just in time. An old lady couldn't open the door, so I opened it for her, and everyone thanked me and thought I was a nice person. They closed and locked the door behind me. I was in good spirits.
As I walked out of the parking lot, I saw none other than Lyn Hejinian across the street. She was like a eagle flying low over Alexandria. A good omen. Lyn said she loved Ninja Town a few months ago. Maybe Martha Ronk will like it, too. Who knows? But I think it was a good sign to see Lyn Hejinian right after mailing it off. I didn't say hi, as much as I wanted to, because I didn't want to jinx it. Like an albatross: don't fuck with good omens.