I never really celebrated Halloween growing up. I KNOW, it’s crazy, but I grew up in Puerto Rico, OK? But then I moved to NYC, where Halloween is totally a big deal. And why shouldn’t it be? Halloween means candy and costumes and DANCE PARTIES GALORE. Since I love any excuse to shake it anywhere and everywhere, here’s a perfect playlist for all of your (our) dance-party moments, whether you’re channeling Wednesday Addams at a party or Beyonce while in the comfort and privacy of your own bedroom. Guaranteed to make even the most serious ghouls drop the gloom and doom and have a ball.
Hello, you. June’s theme will be LONGING. Unlike more-acute forms of desire like desperation or need, longing is a sweet ache—more pining for something than dying for it. It’s nostalgia, homesickness, boredom, a persistent feeling of lack, dreaming of escape/the future. It’s summer: summer homes & cottages, stuffy summer bedrooms, sun-bleached memories of summers past. The shadow of September that hangs over June. It’s secret hangouts, crushes, unrequited love. Send what you’ve got here, and thanks. ♥
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