Hidden next to a nude beach on the Thai island of Koh Pha-Ngan, you hear of your invite whilst sitting near the beach.
If you can find it, you need a seashell and an animal to gain entry. Where to find such things? If you must ask, you don’t have the faith that it takes to enter.
If you can find it, you drink a libation from a tall glass made with Thai basil and sea saltwater simple syrup. You watch as a friend pours the sweet syrup with care from a stout, clay teapot over vodka and ice from the nearest 7–11.
If you can find it, you hear this playlist booming softly in the background from a borrowed BOSE speaker.
If you can find it, you also find new friends and new-old friends.
If you can find it, you light a stick of incense, maybe two, and you remember someone you’ve lost to the sea,
or to the heavens,
or to this heavy, prickly, sweet, and exotically wild life.
If you can find it, the Pineapple Speakeasy waits. Listen closely for your invitation.