i left the southmore party early tonight (is 1:45 in the morning early?  i think, after last night’s five a.m. exodus, that it is) because i’m pretty well socially exhausted.  two nights in a row with large numbers of people are too much for me to handle, i think; those evenings are best when balanced with ones spent at coffeehouses, in conversation with just one person.  groups of people become a blur and, walking among and through clusters of conversation, stopping to interject or just to listen, i became a blur as well.

my heart is tired.