submitted by jakob streiff
"The song "say yes" by Elliott smith registers a memory. I was planning on staying at a friends house in Chicago when I was traveling from Kansas City to exhibit at Chicago zine fest 2017. My friend wasn't home that weekend so I was allowed to stay in their room while they were away. A stranger greeted me when I arrived and was very hospitable. They even asked me if I had plans and took me out to a favorite restaurant of theirs. Then we went back to their house and listened to their records and put together a puzzle. While we were listening to "either/or" the song "say yes" came on. I remember feeling like it was the perfect song for the evening, and as soon as I thought about saying something about the song, they said they loved the song. It was probably the most romantic evening of my life. It was genuine and pure and I felt very connected to this person even if it was just for a brief moment."