I like to go to thrift stores. Seeing the things that people loved and spent money on makes me feel like I'm sifting through a treasure chest full of the past. On one of these trips, I found a rare empty journal for sale and my friend bought it for me.
On the cover was the painting pictured above by the amazing Edward Hopper. I had to have it and I had to use it. These are some of the less embarrassing things that I pulled from what I wrote way back then: