Friday, September 24, 2010
Just like that : From Nausea to MAGIC. A story.
So, I went back to my car, looked at my stuff, looked back at the alley, looked back at my stuff, then literally started sweating and felt nauseous. I just pictured myself all alone against this big white brick wall, all those people walking by, and me still feeling awkward and nauseous and sweaty. So I did what any spaz would do and got in my car and drove around the block like 4 times until these cops w/ sirens came through, escorting 2 yellow buses to who-knows-where. I pulled over, called my boyfriend's Mom and talked to her for a good 30 min's.
I happened to pull over in this particular district in DeLand where a few blocks of 1920's houses (previously crack-houses) were all purchased by one fella who beautified them all. Low and behold this adorable little blue + white house is for sale, so I walked around, peeked in the windows, all the while Mom's still on the phone w/ me. I am already "renovating the kitchen" and "setting up my studio..." Being as amazing as she is, she said it was good I didn't do the art show and was able to stumble upon this house. I walked further up the street, just curiously strolling. I started to head back to my car when this mini-van pulls up and this man says "hey, are you lost?" I said, "No, no, I was just happened to stop here and was looking at one of the houses for sale." Ok, long story short, guessssssss whoooooo he is?! THEE fella who bought up all these houses, and is coincidentally running for the Governor of Florida, and coincidentally also an Artist / Writer / Architect / Man of Many Talents. Next thing you know, he's getting his key and showing me around this house w/ a flashlight! Then he showed me his current house which he transformed from a warehouse! And then he pulled his very own published Art Book off the shelf, and gave me a copy of the documentary he made about rebuilding this district, and showed me pictures of amazing houses he designed in California. I was like WOW! Here I was standing in this immaculate house w/ this super awesome guy, his super awesome friend Babette, his adorable little daughter, and this beautiful parrot type bird they just got. It was this total WOW I am so fully awake right here in this moment, moment.
YES I thought I was being a wimp for leaving, but truly
I was following my whims, listening to my gut feelings.
I am so happy to see it led to chance encounters
to Keys and doors being opened
to Flashlights shining around
to just like that
M A G I C !
Life is just pretty damn amazing sometimes.
When I stop feeling bad for feeling, and just be the perfectly imperfect ME that I am.