A summation of stuff, 2012 style (Because I need to remember things sometimes so I can keep my shit together. The asterisks are for what took me a little by surprise):
Dated, both speed and real (with dude)*
Fell in love quite a bit
Got punched soundly in the heart a few times
Crossed a mountain range
Visited my beloved Vincent in the Musee D’Orsee
Met Berlin. Approved.
Took a lovely rolling bike tour through Barcelona
Walked five days of the Camino/had five of the best days of my life
Saw Stephen Fry perform for five pounds (bargain)*
Was tattooed by a Bulgarian
Ate and enjoyed capsicum and lasagna. Presumed I must be growing up.*
Met Doctor Who and became an infinitely better person
Met so many excellent people it is a little ridiculous
Became a member of a church* and
Learnt to like Christians*
Saw Sufjan, Death Cab, Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Beck, Cake, Beirut (x2), Sigur Ros, Regurgitator. I remain as enamoured of music as ever
Increased tattoo coverage by 250%
Remembered countless times why I hate slow walkers but more times why I love humans
Was told off by a parent for swearing at the age of 30*
Felt thoroughly mediocre more times than I’m happy with
Was selfish, and lazy, and mean and was reminded why those are shitty ways to be
Met my new neiflings who are only two months old but are already strong and mighty and beautiful
Learnt that I am ok
Learnt that sadness is not the end of me
Went to two music festivals
Drank a lot
Wanted to write more
Committed petty acts of vandalism
Danced enough for several lifetimes
Watched the world not end: was pleased, though not surprised.
All in all, not a bad drop.
This is brilliant. As are you. I doff my hat to you, or I would, if I was wearing one.
(I am picturing you in a hat. It is rather dapper)
you’re really great. I’m so glad I ran into you today. If you weren’t my friend already I’d really really wish you were 🙂
Sorry about all the reallys.
Emm- you are so good to me. I’m pretty glad we got back together after our 15 or so year long period of estrangement. x