a moment of surreal pleasure ..aDjango inspired musical barkeep
city hall art show..
After returning form the big smoke, (my former home and stomping grounds)-I realized my home is here in the soil of Grey County . The mystique, energy,business of the City contributed to a feeling of isolation and loneliness.. It is as if everyone (except for the guy sprawled on the sidewalk) is having a much better time of it -myself being on the outside of the fishbowl..The anonymity is not welcome anymore ..While living in my former community within Toronto there was a small town feel ..but to leave it was to hover over the abyss ..Walking around, exploring this on my own again brought back memories of the lack of identity one has in a larger metropolitan centre..Even as a youth I was sensitive to this ..but buffered myself with a close set of others..Seeing a couple of old friends was a comforting element of this weekend .Cultural diversity is a big plus..and yes-lacking in my new found home ..and to visit and breathe in the many nations is a tonic-. Yet ...I found it sweet to return to my peace..away from the cacophony of noise, smells and indifference.