No new post from me this week so I just wanted to wish you all a happy new year!
For me, this year has been the best xmas in many / of many??
I hadn’t really realised at the time, how good it was, it just whizzed by, as good things do – now its back to work, and trying to figure out which way is “up”.
As a practicing artist, in the past I found holidays and other interruptions a bit intrusive, the flow gets diverted by these apparently unreal excursions in the physical and mental realms, leaving me wondering where I was when I left off?
Silly really, to prefer the depressing (false?) construct we call reality to that of joyful exhalations and salubriocity, but normality can have a less maddening and more biorhythmic harmonising quality.
This time tho I’m thinking why take up where I left off, as if the holiday never happened and wasn’t enjoyable, when in fact it did and it was? Perhaps I’m learning to relax and enjoy? Comfortable in my own skin as they say?
Well I never would have been happy in anyone else’s, thats not how I roll, skinning people and going about like some kind of blood dripping ghoul, simply in order to . . . hey, I feel a new and brilliant idea is emerging!
Well anyhow, last night, in bed, about 3:40am, I awoke to find the cat prodding me in the eye during an interesting dream concerning decorated xmas trees, the music of Saint Etienne (who I went and saw live the week before xmas) and also a rather enthralling segment of dream about some excellent chocolate I’d bought on a recent trip to London. As regular readers will be aware, I had been on a trip to London recently, but I hadn’t bought any chocolate like this stuff – it was so vivid in the dream state, I arrived at a counter which had this display of this new and unique chocolate, the display was deep purple in colour, with all these little coloured dots on it, like smarties I guess, but far nicer. I’d been given John Lydons biog for xmas (in the real world) and he had mentioned this chocolate as being life affirming and a game changer, so I was pleased to hear this as I read the book in dream state, OMG, but this chocolate tasted so heavenly, it was rich and cool and melted in your mouth, definitely not just smarties, they were much smaller, more like the size of TicTacs, (if you ever had them) Goddamnit, they may have been “Chocolate Drops” Whatever happened to chocolate drops?? I haven’t had a packet of those for over half a lifetime – they are particularly nice in cup cakes, you know the ones? While they are still warm from the oven preferably, one doesn’t want a cup cake to be too eggy, always remember that!
Now, where was I? Yeah, so I had a bit of the wonderful luscious music of Saint Etienne in my mind, an image of an xmas tree, and this chocolate drops or whatever, which I guess represents the taste sensations of the recent celebratory week, now I think of it, all the four senses were represented there in that dream, sound (music) vision (xmas tree) taste (chocolate) and touch (cat in the eye)
How many other senses are there? I duno, probably loads, like Time – that could be reading Lydons biog, he takes you back to the remembrances of his youth, its a pretty good book, goes on a bit at times, but he sure is an interesting fella.
Anyway, I shall post this, with best wishes for the coming year for all my buds on here, you know who you are! (at least I bloody hope you do!)
I’ll bung a bit of Saint Etienne music on for your enjoyment, and here’s a picture I took for Facebook quite a few yrs ago, because I forgot to photograph the tree!