What is Dave wearing today? Dave is wearing a college T-shirt and tan shorts.
What is one thing that’s making Dave happy today? Dave surprised himself by remembering the opening lines to Coleridge’s Kubla Khan: In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasuredome decree / Where Alph the sacred river ran / Through caverns measureless to man / Down to a sunless sea.
What is Dave’s inspirational thought for the day? Dave says life is sometimes a complicated poem — you can find beauty in it even if you don’t understand it.
Why the hell did Dave think about Kubla Khan today? Dave heard Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Relax” earlier today.1 It comes from the album “Welcome to the Pleasuredome.”
1 It’s a song about gay sex. I saw it performed live on Top of the Pops in 1984.2
2 I should specify that I saw the song performed live on Top of the Pops.