First of all, this post directly inspired by the Monster in your Closet. A blog I have followed for years.
If we were having coffee today, I would most likely over share because that’s how I am! I would tell you how I have been feeling stressed and worried and questioning what sort of person I am, and my relationships and everything. I cried on a driving lesson and cried a lot and felt like I was stuck.
I haven’t really been writing. Blogging has slipped again. BUT the last thing I wrote was an attempt at a Shakespearean Sonnet which I wrote for SHIFT magazine and they said they would print it. I’m delighted but half dreading it because it is so simple. Their theme was women though and recent events have made me even more fiercely feminist so I had to!
I had a fun day at work dressed as a Gryffindor student on Halloween. And then although no one had a clue, I loved channelling Virginia Woolf at a Gothic Ball we went to that night.
I can’t stop listening to my old favourite Josh Ritter’s new album ‘Sermon on the Rocks.’ It took me a few weeks to buy it – I thought it was a bit close to the bone for a wee struggling Catholic like myself.
However, it’s a masterpiece as usual. Ritter’s songs always seem to provide the best backdrop to my life, and although he definitely pushes it a bit with the religious imagery, there are many grains of wisdom and truth in there. Also gorgeous lyrics, as per. Loved this review from Rolling Stone.
Men in my life always assume I fancy Josh haha, but I just have this soul connection to the music, and I always have. Since 2006 anyway age 16.
I’ve written four or five letters in the last few weeks. And adored one from an old Uni friend R, who has moved to Liverpool and sent me this excited letter about meeting/kissing/starting a relationship with ‘the most beautiful man I have ever seen in my entire life.’ Don’t you just love love?
I’m really enjoying Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling. Not being a fan of crime I didn’t pick it up until now but it’s J.K Rowling for goodness sake of course I will love it. We got the third instalment, A Career of Evil in work and I thought it seemed great but I better start at the start.
Oh, had a lovely date at an Indian/Italian place that we like to go to last night. I like remembering the first time we went like five days after the first kiss and how nervous I was! When we came home we watched Song for Marion on BBC2 – I really recommend you watch it. Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave were phenomenal in it and it will make you cry. BBC iPlayer right now 🙂 Gary said he loves when old people are in love. Don’t we all? What hope! It’s the most beautiful, devastating but ultimately hopeful film dealing with love, family and cancer. And singing.
Well that was cathartic and although there was no rhyme or reason to the post I feel a bit better for having written something. Hope you all have a lovely Sunday.