Day #220: Future Islands – “Balance”
My Sunday felt a lot like my high school days: loose plans with Ali and Philippe that started with dinner at the Diner and followed with a jaunt around the Asian Supermarket for strange foods that I didn’t know the names of and would try with hesitation, Usually at Ali’s suggestion (her latest craving is for a Japanese sweet called Mochi). And, the commute to and fro had a soundtrack: Ali’s new favorite band, the Baltimore-based Future Islands. It was a kind of blissful slip back in time.
Part of the motivation for spending the day in Charm City was to fulfill our moral imperative to get Philippe to Paper Moon Diner at last before we bid him farewell on a 4-month fellowship far away. By night’s end, we sat around at Ali’s watching Future Island videos with her dogs and making a mental inventory of all the places we need to explore in Baltimore. Too much to remember, so instead we made a list. Our Age of (Baltimore) Exploration will begin upon our fellow adventurer’s return.