Moist

The New Yorker polled people for feedback as to which words should be eliminated from the English language and “moist” was one suggestion. I immediately thought of the following:

San Francisco fog…Pomp and Circumstance at graduation…lips…the first time my daughter said, ”Mom”…bathroom mirror after a hot shower…Thanksgiving Day turkey…rainforest in Costa Rica…Gael Garcia Bernal…slow dancing in middle school… dropping a baton during a performance…giving a speech at my convocation…holding hands on a first date…my friend’s pants after gardening on a hot summer day in Austin…comforting a feverish loved one…lust…molten lava cake…hearing my granddaughter cry after she was born…making out with the car windows rolled up…Kevin Kline smelling his armpit in A Fish Called Wanda…Gullfoss in Iceland.

Keep moist.


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