Tuesday, 11 August 2009
i saw a white robin
ah! an award! *see below* from the wild dreamer herself *sara*.
visit her pretty glitter & bells here: raindrops and rosepetals
this award requires a list of 7 facts about me.
1. i go through phases where i paint everything white,
or dye everything i own pink (including my underwear)
or black... its always a different color..
and its always EVERYTHING MUST MATCH!
so it ALL goes flying into the dye or paint.
its weird, everyone says so.. but i cant stop.
2. im a bit of a clean-a-holic. i come by it naturally.
its in my genes. i have my great-grandmothers desk.
when i polish it i think,
"how many times did my great-grandmother,
then my grandmother...then my mother polish this?"
and im STILL doing it! (why? as i polish polish polish)
seems dust is a tenacious truth that will outlive us all.
3. i always feel just a little out of place.
now that im an american girl living in london,
its just a little bit harder still.
4. i really really really believe in all kinds of magic.
i write down all magical happenings, miracles, and
things ive learned in my journeys in my book of light.
when i hold the book in my hands it sort of settles me
with peace, stillness and a sense of calm.
5. i used to work in a piano store selling pianos and
giving lessons... the piano store was in the mall.
im pretty ok on the piano but sometimes late in the
evening, a child would wander in, sit down, and
play the same piece i was struggling with like
a complete and total angel. freaking. perfectly.
it used to make me so upset that i would quit piano.
i quit piano just about once every week...
and then would start back up the very next day.
6. the thing people tell me the most is
(and ive heard this so much i want to scream)
they pause... sort of wrinkle their brow and
back away and really slowly say.."you'rrre weeeird"
i reealllly hate that. i never wanted to be the weird one
so it took me a long time to be happy just being me.
7. last summer i went on tour with massive
attack and met a bunch of my musical heros
like bjork , goldfrapp, and siouxsie sioux.
but i still like this summer better because im
going to get to eat the grapes in my garden.
i think thats probably weird.
but we covered that in #6 :)
id like to pass this award on to:
the sweet and lovely *willawisp* at *ive stolen a garden*
and the cutest teacup *chelsea jade* at *willow ships*