where to start?
with the lack of words.
Ive lost coherence, Im blurring into the drizzly sky and drifting aimlessly, ever waiting for a sign.
I had an amazing time in london with a friend seeing a talk by Neil Gaiman and Tori Amos about the connections between graphic novels and music / other things. It was really so great. Even having been in the same room as two people I admire and appreciate the creations of while in good company was just incredible. The subject matter was interesting and I felt totally blessed to be there. I have to admit that when Tori sat down three rows in front of us in the audience, I nearly had a full-out panic attack right there. Instead I steeled myself against the excited /anxious wave of dizziness and calmed myself with deep breathing. Sadly this meant I wasn’t paying attention to what was said at the beginning as I was spending all my efforts stopping myself from just running out of the room…after the 1.5 hour talk and a few audience questions ( no of course I couldn’t think of anything clever or insightful to ask so thankfully stayed quiet ( I suspect asking a question would have resulted in fainting)).
The after party involved some readings by Neil himself, music from Dave mckean (the artist from the sandman comics) and also questionable singing from soft cell’s Marc almond.
In addition there were cheese straws, arts and crafts making of superhero masks (luckily my friend was up for this) and a guided tour of the comic book exhibition…unfortunately at one point Alastair crowleys started chanting out of my friend’s derriere… Cue girlish giggles while a suddenly rather insecure guide told us about links between magic and comics. Ok maybe it was a speaker behind her bum.
(sorry guide man, but old Alistair, he was really going for it)
Fun all around :).
What else? Oh I’m beginning to be able to see my forehead instead of a bumpy wasteland of skin coloured mountains. I made an amazing discovery, a whole pack of my old progestin pills, YAY, now I can have another month without migraines! YAY!
That paper I’ve be writing and submitting forever, well it’s gone off to review again, fingers crossed it comes back with nice, or at least manageable comments.
Tori released a new album. I’ll talk about that another day though huh?