avant-garde, autonomy

avant-garde, adj.

This was after Alisa’s show, the reverse-blackface rendition of Gone With The Wind, including songs from the Empire Records soundtrack and an interval of nineteenth-century German poetry, recited with a lisp.

“What does avant-garde mean, anyway?” I asked.

“I believe it translates as favor to your friends,” you replied.

***

autonomy, n.

“I want my books to have their own shelves,” you said, and that’s how I knew it would be okay to live together.

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For more: The Lover’s Pictionary

All excerpts are from The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
Copyright © 2011 by David Levithan. All rights reserved.

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