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

Typical Argument

February 4th, 2018 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’m fortunate that Morrison and I really don’t fight very often. (Also I don’t know how we would even be married if either of us were throw-down dish-throwing fight folk, as that is quite opposite to both of our natures.) But of course we don’t always agree and sometimes hurt each other’s feelings and don’t listen to each other. When this happens, we try to carefully discuss it, each speaking our own frustration, and of course, sometimes it gets messy, but it tends to quickly end in forgiveness and agreement, a return to a loving status quo.  Like this morning:

Me: Oh, they used the picture of me in the overalls that you said I shouldn’t wear anymore.

Him: Well it’s just that overalls are over.

Me: What? No!

Him: They were over like two years ago.

Me: (carefully)…No, you’re wrong. Overalls are still a thing.

Him:….Okay.

Me: OVERALLS ARE NOT OVER!

Him:……..

Me: YOU DON’T KNOW ANYTHING.

Him:…..Actually, I know a lot of things.

Me: …..You’re right, you do.

END OF ARGUMENT.

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I like his thumbs, particularly the green one

January 23rd, 2018 by Bekah Brunstetter

Yesterday while I was listlessly staring at my computer, Morrison was PLANTING A WHOLE TREE.

Not just any tree, a Palo Verde tree, which he carefully researched, procured, then planted outside of our breakfast nook. Come Spring, it’s going to look like THIS:

CAN’T WAIT TO AVOID FEELINGS / STARE AT TREE

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how to know you’re (happily) married

January 19th, 2018 by Bekah Brunstetter

You find yourself at ******** show with coworkers ( an awesome / fairly innocent late night show with sexy dude dancers; innocent, because  male desire is dirty, and female desire is, you know, cute.)  You then find out that that you are seated in a prime lap dance seat. YOU ABRUPTLY STAND AND MOVE SEATS, AS THERE IS ONLY ONE LAP THAT YOU LIKE.

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portrait of a hollywood marriage

January 8th, 2018 by Bekah Brunstetter

Wife tries to get nice, unselfconscious picture of herself before event

Husband approaches, requiring assistance with cufflinks

Wife helps husband with cufflinks while also still posing

Husband and wife congratulate each other for being exactly like the Obamas but white

(Thanks to Elizabeth Castoria for the completely unstaged, unforced pictures!)

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daily joys

January 5th, 2018 by Bekah Brunstetter

It’s been a rough work week, and so to lift myself up, I’m choosing to focus on small, easily repeated, infinitely joyful pleasures, like how easy it is to make Morrison happy. Like this morning, while walking home from punishing myself by faking upper body strength at the gym:

Me (on phone): Hey, you want me to pick you up a breakfast burrito?

Morrison: F YEAH!!!!!!!

And when I return home, with said burrito:

Morrison: YES!!!! BREAKFAST BURRITOS!!!!!!!

Because: when you can’t please everyone, focus instead on pleasing the one person you know you always can.

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miss a moment / make a moment

November 24th, 2017 by Bekah Brunstetter

Next year, my parents will have been married for 40 years. (From what I can surmise from their relationship, the keys to a long lasting marriage are patience, communication and two televisions.) My uncle David was supposed to sing a song at their wedding, but wasn’t able to make it. And so last night, fireside, some 39 years later, he made it up to them, and then some. The lesson here?  Don’t beat yourself up over missed moments,  because you can always make up for it later, organically even,  when the time is right. OTHER LESSON, WHEN OUTSIDE AT NIGHT IN NEAR WINTER TIME IN VIRGINIA, WEAR ALL OF THE CLOTHING YOU BROUGHT, AND PERHAPS EVEN MORE CLOTHING. COVER YOURSELF IN ALL OF THE CLOTHING YOU CAN FIND; ENJOY.

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THESE TURKEYS

November 23rd, 2017 by Bekah Brunstetter

As I’m sure all five of you noticed, my blog was non-existent yesterday for some reason, and so for maybe the third time in ten years, I couldn’t tell you what kind of gummy bear I was eating or what I was worried about. THANK GOD IT’S BACK UP TODAY, so I can tell you how grateful I am for these particular turkeys:

My Dad, who has just acquired his dream retirement home and life on Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia:

And my niece nugget Olivia, who mostly enjoys making faces at herself in the mirror.

SAME, LIVY. SAME.

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Paper.

October 23rd, 2017 by Bekah Brunstetter

The one year anniversary is Paper, and for this very purpose, Morrison has secretly been saving all of our paper from the past three years: tickets stubs for plays, movies, Disneyland, awards shindigs, tickets to our own plays and movies, even the receipts for our wedding bands and marriage license, and he GAVE ME  A FRAME MADE OF ALL OF THEM.

PAPER!  SEE WHAT HE DID THERE?! NO? TOO BUSY SOBBING AT THE SWEETNESS OF IT TO PROCESS ANY SORT OF LOGIC OR REALITY? IT’S OKAY ME TOO

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GEMS.

October 22nd, 2017 by Bekah Brunstetter

As luck would have it, we made it through an ENTIRE YEAR OF MARRIAGE. We are even strongly considering the possibility of, you know, continuing it forever, as it has been rewarding, character building, wonderful, mysterious, hilarious, strange, and perhaps the best thing I have  ever done. We are spending today reflecting back on the wedding and going back through the pictures, remembering all of the small but momentous parts of day.  I think when you first get your wedding pictures you are overwhelmed by the All of them, because looking at them today, I feel like I barely even looked at them when I first went through. And so I share some of  my new favorites with you:  each a tiny, specific life moment. I’m not even going to ramble about what they are, about what they mean. I’m just going to let them speak for themselves, as pictures do.

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HOW TO KNOW YOU’RE DOING TOO MUCH

October 12th, 2017 by Bekah Brunstetter

Your husband is getting his gall bladder removed, and taking care of him / nursing him back to health sounds BEAUTIFUL AND CALMING AND RELAXING, and you both can’t wait to sit and not do anything for three days except maybe watch TV and eat dry toast with the singular focus of healing.

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