"The night of our first and last date, we smoked a joint rolled in licorice paper and drank margaritas in his backyard. It was Indian summer and I rubbed tequila-soured ice against my neck, my wrists, the backs of my knees. Our first kiss was to 'Not Fade Away' and it’s all right, the irony of that. His hair was so soft and I kept petting him like he was his dog. At some point I held his pretty head and told him, 'You’re, like, BEAUTIFUL,' closing my eyes so he knew I meant business. It was a bit much and I had to hide behind my hands for a little while, but for the most part I was proud. I think it’s good to react exuberantly to beauty, even when it’s embarrassing."
Let It Be Beautiful is a book project by Elizabeth Barker and Laura Jane Faulds. Over the course of nine volumes, Liz and LJ will rewrite every Beatles song (there are 300!) as a story or an essay. Penny Lane is an excerpt from the first Let It Be Beautiful volume, Meet The Beatles.
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