Obviously, I’m the one with the bow in her hair, like some kind of unopened gift. I am currently celebrating a birthday. Currently as it appears to have started on the 3rd, was birthday proper on the 4th and at the weekend there will be another installment to the celebration. There’ll be joy, there’ll be fun, there’ll be an outdoor treasure hunt in the blustery January drizzle. Not sure how wise that was to plan an outdoor event this time of year. My friends are robust though; I think they can handle it.
This birthday session has been the best I’ve had in years. All the necessary elements were there: friends and activities that are very much me. Some of us took in a movie, ‘Another Earth’, which was thought provoking and chalk full of beautiful cinematography (I think they say in the trade). Claire did have a freak out and wondered ‘Why aren’t they freaked out about the proximity of the other Earth? It’s getting closer! It’s going to smash into our Earth. And isn’t that going to change the gravity?!’ Oh Dr Claire, your scientific mind is a wonder. That evening a gaggle of us met up for drinks and hilarity at a pub and then I sauntered on home, feeling very content with life.
Yesterday, Steph and I popped over to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and mooched around the Sculpture Show. Upon arrival, we were confronted with a hyper realistic sculpture of a newborn baby, measured at several feet in length. A Girl, created by Ron Mueck, is quite a sight to behold. It held my attention for 15 minutes as I tried to comprehend the detail. The creation by John Davies, For The Last Time, caused a physical reaction in me; it almost made me feel sick. As you walk between the suited men creeping around the floor, looking sinister, you can’t help but feel like you want to retreat into another room. I found it alarming, which is actually quite a trick for an artwork to cause such a strong reaction.
Friend and I then scooted on out and over to a rockin good sale at Urban Outfitters and yes, dear reader, one did gift herself a rather wonderful dress for a tenner.
So now here I am, ready for work. All the festivities have passed and now I must get serious. Seriously stuck in to making shit happen. Wish me luck.