Colder than yesterday morning, just saw on temperature reader in car. This morning, walking downstairs, elevators out of service, I walked into the well at the same time as this man dressed in a suit, with his sleek leather bag over shoulder, hair done, ready for something. “Good morning…” he said. I returned, as we walked downstairs awkwardly but not too much so together. When on first floor, he saw another man who appeared to have just finished a workout, one demanding and putting him at breath’s loss. “Are you ready?” Suit man asked. Could hear what the other guy said but he said he needed a workout before whatever’s set to go down today. Wish I would have slowed, listened in a little, but I went to get my coffee and head to car. Now here at winery, thinking about the wine I sipped last night, that Corliss Malbec, listening to this track not sure who and don’t have time to look. Have easily over an hour to write this morning, collect self and have time with my musings and thoughts, words, this feeling this morning carrying over from yesterday morning ordering me to be more wild with all writings. And sell every fucking one of them. Walking into this building, I saw John, the winemaker, asked him how he was and he said still trying to wake up, told him I’ve BEEN awake, and I’m just getting started— that today is MINE.
Walked into winemaking break room and saw coffee being made. Today… something’s set to transpire, something en ma faveur. Coffee, jazz, a quiet, well-warmed office for this yay-saying yodel of a writer. Noted earlier that the Malbec Cara sent me is just the kind of wine I want to make. Why not do it… why not. And not to make money, but write about, of course, have more intimacy with wine and my understanding of it than any somm’, or even winemaker, wine “critic” or “expert”. Can still feel the cold from outside and for some reason it pairs with how I remember the Malbec, how its notes slowly suggested themselves to me, as if to acclimate to me as I to her. HER… have to stop calling wine, ever, an ‘it’. She encourages my poems, my wandering lines and pages that will afford me the ’18 vintage… next year, going to do it.
Made new list of projects just now. Have to sleep less, work more, write more. Today, and for no other reason than to test self and work ethic, a 5,000-word day. Wonder if coffee’s downstairs, ready for the writer, ready for the day’s education and being integral in it. An orphic morning… divine and otherworldly with its multiplying spells, again like the Malbec she sent me. I’m lost in my fervor, my thoughts being like multicolored webs and equations I have no interest in solving. Once they’re “solved”, something’s done.. something’s gone, dead. I want the endless, the infinite, the indefinite. Reading the sounds and colors, lightings around me… keep writing, they tell me.