bekah brunstetter
Bekah Brunstetter I care deeply. About a lot of things. Like really, really deep. Ow
playwright in brooklyn, NY
playwright in brooklyn, NY

We go High 

July 27th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter


Like probably most of the rest of America, or at least those tuned into the DNC out of support, or I guess spite:  I can’t stop thinking about Michelle Obama’s career making groundbreaking uplifting speech, and this: When they go low, we go high. Such power. I hope these words find their way to license plates and t shirts and forearm tattooes and graduation cards and book forwards and novelty keychains and coffee mugs and CAN I WRITE THEM ON MY FACE? But most importantly, I hope they reach the heads and hearts of everyone in this country, no matter what the outcome in November. 

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frittarrogance

July 26th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

n: a very specific sense of superiority felt exclusively when one makes a bunch of mini breakfast frittatas on a Monday night so that the whole week one can just casually grab a few mini breakfast frittatas and eat them before work LIKE A WOMAN FROM A FITNESS MAGAZINE.

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skirtzophrenic

July 25th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

I am obsessed with these skirts that are a long sheer matronly skirt over the short skirt of a woman with loose morals. They are that pioneer life but also disco night, they are both Quaker and Saved by the Bell, they are single but married, they are everything all of the time, which, for the indecisive girl on the go who is literally so indecisive she can barely even decide WHERE to even go (read: me) THEY ARE PERFECT.

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I am the universe beholding itself

July 24th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

I love coming up to Morrison’s family’s place in Olympia, Washington, because:

and more specifically because: it makes you slow down and stare at the sky and ask yourself large questions, think grand thoughts, which happens in normal life approximately never.  Last night, Morrison remembered a quote which is something like ‘we are the universe beholding itself,’ meaning: the universe is vast and terrifying, until we remember that we came from it. And so, why be afraid?  Instead just be in awe. (But also a little bit afraid because we are CONSTANTLY ON A ROCK WHICH IS HURTLING THROUGH SPACE AND TIMMMEEEEEE!) Actual quote is from a poem Hymn of Apollo by Percy Bysshe Shelley:

I am the eye with which the Universe
Beholds itself, and knows it is divine;
All harmony of instrument or verse,
All prophecy, all medicine, is mine,
All light of art or nature; – to my song
Victory and praise in its own right belong.

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the man, the myth, the baby

July 23rd, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Okay sure, one might say that a human baby is just like any other human baby who will grow into a full sized human, who smiles occasionally but it’s probably just gas and occasionally poses with his chin on his hand or throws side eye, who sleeps sometimes,  but really none of these things are all that remarkable, but one MAY NOT HAVE YET TO MEET MORRIS’S NEW NEPHEW MOJO WHO IS DESTINED FOR GREATNESS.

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LOVER’S LIFT

July 22nd, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

THREE MONTHS TIL THE WEDDING

MORRISON IS GOING TO START BULKING UP

I’M GOING TO START SLIMMING DOWN

SOON OUR SIZES WILL ECLIPSE EACH OTHER AND HE WILL LIFT ME LIKE A BABY CARROT UNDER A PECAN TREE

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Winosaurus Bex.

July 21st, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

It’s really seriously actually finally time for me to start getting really serious about trimming up for my big (our) (my) big day, which is THREE MONTHS FROM TOMORROW. I’m considering a whole 30 diet or paleo diet, and to begin my research I just googled WAS THERE WINE IN THE DINOSAUR TIME and obviously, there was.

BRING ON THE DINOSAUR DIET WHICH I DON’T THINK IS EVEN ACTUALLY A THING. DO I JUST EAT BIRDS AND MY FELLOW HUMANS?

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Captain Fantastic!

July 20th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Parents and children and siblings and okay well just HUMANS should all see this beautiful movie,  about a Dad who chooses to raise his kids off the grid in the Pacific Northwest, and the hilarious and profound challenges that come with his decision. Its story is epic in scope but its moments are tiny and relatable, and the costumes are the world’s best curated thrift store come to life. GOOD MOVIES ARE REAL!!!!!!

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all synced up

July 19th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

When you and your partner enter a Photo Booth and, with no previous discussion or plan, do the EXACT SAME THING AS EACH OTHER IN EACH FRAME, it is probably time to make a public and lifelong commitment, as your minds having officially melded into one.

1. HAPPY TERROR SURPRISE

2. JOY SCREAM INTO EACH OTHER’S FACES

3. DRUNK THOUGHTFUL PUPPETS

4. SMUSH KISS

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Politics as Puppetry

July 18th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

It’s official: with Trump’s selection of Pence, our politics are officially an SNL sketch about a president hopeful who picks a likable, milky, man sized  puppet doll (WITH SCARY HIDDEN FANGS) as his running mate, sits him on his knee, moves his voice through him, just to get the evangelical vote, regardless of his actual intentions. You don’t even have to watch the whole thing to cringe / be terrified / google How to Live in Countries that are not Here. Just watch these Outtakes.

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