26: Happy Today! + 3 Big Reasons Why
My apologies to any Canadians, Brits, Aussies, etc. who might read those words and feel left out. Consider this my belated and/or advanced best wishes for whichever day marks the anniversary of the day that YOUR rich, white land owners signed a piece of paper.
And to all the people from all the countries that never HAD rich, white land owners... well... Congratulations on that!
As you guys probably know, I haven't been posting much recently. Sorry about that. There are three big reasons why.
Let me tell you about two of them:
First off, I got busy. I came up with this cool idea for an art project that kind of snowballed and turned into this... this... well, I don't know what exactly. But I can tell you that it involves collage, and it involves doodling and, yes, it involves post-its. Lots and lots of post-its. (Or "sticky note paper" as a lawyer once advised me to say.)
Anyway, when I'm finished, the whole thing's going up in a gallery. Just for a weekend. Not in a BIG gallery. Not the MOMA or anything. Just in one of those cute little white spaces you walk by in SoHo.
It's been awesome, and it's been scary, and it's been a whole heapin' helpin' of work. But, all things said and done: "Yay!"
Second off, and you're just going to have to take a leap of faith and except this next part... The guy in the next apartment over from me had a weird baking accident and, long story short, his head was transformed into a living wormhole.
No joke. You look at him, and you can see the back of your head. Which is creepy at first, and cool once you're used to it, but ultimately a big hassle, 'cause it turns out the wormhole effect really screws with your internet connection.
So there's been that.
And please don't ask me. I don't know what he was baking.
And there's a "third off" about why I haven't been posting, but I'm going to keep that one to myself. For a change.
But don't worry. It's not that I'm sick or sad or that I'm really embarrassed about something. It's nothing bad.
It's just personal.
Now for the bad news:
For all those reasons, said and unsaid, I won't be blogging for a while. I'll pop online now and again, but I can't tell you when I'll be "back."
Before I go, let me just say "thanks for visiting." Let me say that life is good. My life is good. I've finally got a kickass roommate, and I'm finally doing something with my art, and I feel centered and powerful and happy and alive and...
Okay, I don't want to oversell it, because tomorrow I'm going to stub my toe and curse and scream just the same as anybody. I'm not smarter than you. I'm not wiser than you.
But I've had a bonkers, bonkers year. A year of baking accidents and vanishing boyfriends and thieving roommates and mole women and kittens with jetpacks and giant robot parts that fall from the sky. And if I've learned anything, it's that the world is as strange and wonderful and beautiful as you let it be.
There are those moments... those glorious, precious moments... where we see more.... where we become more.
Hold onto those moments. Don't forget. Please don't forget.
The impossible happens every day.
(The final issue of Drew Melbourne's ArchEnemies series will be in stores later this week. Check out the official site for previews.)