Hope You Don’t Get Famous

My son took his first dance steps the other day. A dip and clap, a bent-kneed baby shuffle, copying his mom. I don’t remember the song, but you can guess what we like: his middle name is Coltrane, a girl’s would have been Holiday.

It’s not all gloom and jazz, but there might be a day he asks why so much of what I love reads like a list of the sad and the dead: Amy, Billie, Etta,; Carson, Sylvia, Emily; Donny, Marvin…

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Katherine Luaces

Katherine Luaces


writer @cardinal.post, screenwriter/producer @brokensidewalk, baby mom/puppy wrangler/architectural historian @🏡