5. How to Fall in Love During a Global Pandemic
"Quixotic, my favorite word"
This is a transatlantic pandemic love story based on dozens of journal entries & thousands of text messages. If you’re new to this space, consider starting from the beginning.
March 6, 2020
10:48 - Samuél: Safe travels, Lady Augusta 🙏🏽 I'll keep the cobblestones polished and the Baxter stories flowing
11:47 - Augusta: 👋🏼❤🎶🦆🍊📕 Maybe I’ll skip the flight
12:30 - Samuél: There are worst choices to make in life
12:36 - Augusta: Well of course there are. Plenty. Doesn’t make reckless abandon a GOOD decision though
12:42 - Samuél: This is also true. But in the words of Marion Cotillard’s character in Midnight in Paris: "How someone could see Paris and live anywhere else will always baffle me"
12:44 - Augusta: Quixotic, my favorite word.
March 7, 2020
16:43 - Augusta: I’ve kept meaning to ask – just HOW many times have you watched Casablanca, and is it your favorite movie?
16:47 - Samuél: You're going to be horrified by my response.
16:48 - Augusta: Do not try and tell me you’ve never seen it. I won’t believe you
16:48 - Samuél: 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
16:48 - Augusta: You lie. Do you know how many parallels there are between your manuscript and the film?
16:51 - Samuél: Oh boy
16:52 - Augusta: You have to watch it like, tomorrow. I still don’t believe that you’ve never seen it. Watch. Report Back.
16:54 - Samuél: Okay well tomorrow is self-care day so why not. Tonight’s show is at Paris’ Zenith. It’s gonna be a big one.
16:58 - Augusta: Damn that venue looks um … Large 😬
17:43 - Augusta: Shred it tonight 🎹
March 8, 2020
00:40 – Samuél:
00:40 - Augusta: That’s a whole lotta clapping hands. Must feel good.
03:36 - Samuél: It's honestly something I will need to write about to try and comprehend, because I just played songs that we wrote in front of 5,000 people and now I'm in front of my space-heater eating a clementine because it's the only food in my apartment, and I feel on top of the world. And that seems like something worth writing about.
03:50 - Augusta: I’d say so. Stay warm, rock star.
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