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6 Ways to Celebrate Twin Peaks

Mostly, coffee.

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On February 24th, 1989, FBI agent Dale Cooper rolled into the town of Twin Peaks and took millions of viewers on a journey they'd never forget.

31 years after that fateful day, nostalgic fans celebrated Twin Peaks Day in February. But even if you're just enjoying a good Twin Peaks watch party, here are six ways to celebrate the glorious little town.

1. Pour a cup of strong coffee for Agent Cooper

Agent Cooper's love for coffee was one of the sweetest parts of Twin Peaks, and any celebration wouldn't be complete without a cup of joe (or several). Cooper prefers his coffee "black as midnight on a moonless night," but no matter how you take it, don't wait to caffeinate.

2. Listen to the Twin Peaks soundtrack

Twin Peaks is well-known for its incredible music. From Angelo Badalamenti's hypnotic theme song to Julee Cruise's haunting, ethereal "Falling," every song from the Twin Peaks canon is worth a listen, or several thousand.

3. Start a dream journal

As viewers know, Twin Peaks often played with the boundary between dreams, hallucinations, and waking life. To honor the show—and all the clues that the subconscious offers—you might want to start keeping a dream journal. If you have trouble remembering your dreams, try to specifically think about dreaming right before bed, or journal about the thing you'd like to see in your dreams.

4. Cuddle a log for the Log Lady

One of Twin Peaks' best characters is the Log Lady. The least you can do for her is spend some time gently cradling a log while spreading apocalyptic truths across town. Here's one of her monologues, perfect to try on your new coworker:

"And now, an ending. Where there was once one, there are now two. Or were there always two? What is a reflection? A chance to see two? When there are chances for reflections, there can always be two — or more. Only when we are everywhere will there be just one."

Here's another one to try:

"How do you feel about yourself? Are you proud of your behavior? Are you ashamed of your behavior? You know in your heart if you have hurt someone — you know. If you have hurt someone, don't wait another day before making things right. The world could break apart with sadness in the meantime."

Just try saying this to the next FBI agent that comes to your house—you won't regret it.

"The heart — it is a physical organ, we all know. But how much more an emotional organ — this we also know. Love, like blood, flows from the heart. Are blood and love related? Does a heart pump blood as it pumps love? Is love the blood of the universe?"

5. Visit a diner in a remote small town

Twin Peaks was iconic for the way it deconstructed small-town American life, revealing the cracks in the facade and the lies that populated a seemingly ordinary place. And what could be more classically American—bright, joyful, and eerie in a way you sense but can't entirely put your finger on—than a diner? Just find the smallest, most decrepit one you can, order some pie, tip your waitress, and wait for the monsters to start showing their faces.

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6. Attempt to time travel

The best way to honor Twin Peaks is to conduct some rituals that cannot be listed here, but those who know, know, and those who do not know, shall not know, unless the knowledge is bestowed. As you time travel, avoid Bob.