I had to run an errand before coming home, which sent me through previously familiar but now almost foreign streets. The mall has added some huge new department store, much more ornate than any of the other ones, at least from the exterior. At the same time, the parking garage has lots of caution spots, like they’ve discovered it to be structurally unsound. I usually listen to a podcast on the way home, maybe music. I’ve been wanting to listen to recent Solange album again for the last few days. But I haven’t been listening to anything in the car, just thinking. Tonight was a little different—there was a schedule change—but I’m not ready for casual noise yet. Even if it’s great casual noise, I’m still not ready. Not in the car. Not yet.