Tonight at work I welled up but not for the normal reasons. There was a BBQ to celebrate the first birthday of the restaurant that I work at. It was so fucking smokey. The heat beads were giving off intense vaguely chemical odours under the white non-fireproof-approved marquee and my Missoni glasses weren’t helping/protecting my eyes as they normally do, and I welled up.
& I thought: this is a nice alternative to feeling like I might die/cry because the world is too beautiful AND enormous.
& then i found my visine and continued to work, because I’m an industry professional.