Okay, before my neighbours read this & start heading over with shotguns & looking like this:
I LOVE my neighbours &
I LOVE my street!!!
Last week, however, I left our little oasis (ON A LAKE!! just outside Halifax) & headed downtown to watch films at the film festival. Later in the week, an old neighbour, Eric, from Spring Garden Road came for a visit.
We dreamt up scenarios for movies based on mathematical structures.
Eric used to drop by my old bohemian flat & while I'd write, he'd paint. Some days, he'd ask me to describe aspects of my story and he'd illustrate them.
Below is an example of Eric's work. I was writing a story about 5 women & each woman was like a flower. This particular woman was a snapdragon:
So, back to my mission.
WANTED: One Funky New Neighbour
There are 3 houses for sale on my tiny street (all fronting a pristine lake).
I naturally gravitate towards artists, and people from other countries, cultures and lifestyles, or just about anyone who challenges the status quo, as well as my perspectives.
So, here's my wish to the universe (I'm told if you put it out there, the universe may answer you....)
Dear Universe, please send me a funky new neighbour.
Here's how I imagine I'd recognize this funky new neighbour:
I suppose I should warn you that, as a writer, these aspects of my personality shouldn't surprise you:
- I look like this in the morning
- I look like this in the morning when interrupted (i.e. never EVER interrupt me during my writing/alone time unless you're dripping blood or have one damn good story to tell me)
- plagued by mood swings is perhaps a better term
- I'm also angst-ridden, constantly craving intellectual stimulation & obsessed with whatever happens to be on my mind at any given second
HOWEVER, having said all that, if you come visit when I'm not plagued be the above, I'm sure you'll find that I'm stimulating, mentally flamboyant, exuberant, generous & generally fun to be around:)
Can't wait to meet ya!!!
P.S. if you're trying to decide whether or not moving outside the city is for you here's my links to top 5 things I love out here and top 5 things I miss.