A lovely evening shared with Damien and Jules.
Julianne. My soul sister....I met her 5 years ago, when we owned DC's Cafe, she managed Boost and every morning, she would stop off at the cafe for a coffee. To begin with we had nothing but idle chatter, complain about our hours, the fools the frequented Northland. But as time went on we developed a friendship. Well actually before that I must say she begged to be my friend (hahahahha, not really!!!) but she begged me week in and week out to come with her crew to Trivia at the local pub. Week in and week out I would say no, not wanting to be a tag along, not knowing anyone and all these other little insecurities. My Mum pointed out to me that Jules had asked me 3 times and I should at least do the courtesy of accepting her invitation. So I did, and 5 years later and lots of different team members she and I STILL are a show at Trivia.
So that's where it all began for us. She ended up working with us at the cafe, where she became the biggest of support to me. She knows all she did, and I know all the things she did, she basically kept me going when giving up for me seemed like the only option. She realised she wanted to be a teacher (and will be a GREAT one), fell in love with Damien (and so did I!), went to Japan, America, quit Boost, we have shared many, many, many drinks, she keeps me very leveled, and I always know when I need her, OUR normalness, no bullshit, no airy fairy emotions (that I always get trapped in), good old plain friendship. Both being country girls, the earth and simpleness of life keeps us connected. We both loooovvveeeee music, especially Kasey Chambers.
My soul sister.....we are the sisters without sisters. I love that, and soon I will lose her to the outback, the earth and children of Bonya (near Alice Springs) call her. Soon she will be my friend from a distance. i am not ready for that yet. So.....
ANYYYYYWAAAAYYYYYYYY.....last night we headed off to see The Wellingtons, Jules discovered and introduced them to me. Our happy band, the band who makes you smile, the music, light and warm and beautiful. It was fun, the city a buzz because of the Music Festival and the Fringe Festival. Was fun, enjoyed it.
We headed back into Northcote where we decided to have dinner and drinks at The Wesley Ann, an old church turned into a pub. Beautiful, grungy, easy going place. Like it, good food and yep the beer was running freely....hahahah. As usual our dissecting of the world didn't last long, we decided we don't like smug people, talked about music, work, teaching, books, my writing, but then things changed.
We, and don't ask me how arrived at my experience of vomiting in my mouth and swallowing it, while in the car on the way home from my cousins Deb a few moths ago. Damien asked me if I had blogged about that. Hahahaha, "NO" he said it was a good representation of life really and blogging and how people interactt and present themselves.
So as promised i said I would blog my tainted self. hahahah....and unfortunately I see this as a wonderful (yet personally disgusting, and soooooo not proud, or dignified) moment of discovering metaphor.
Eating my words
Holding them in
The disgusting bile
That rises up my throat
Holding tightly shut
My mouth clutching
Onto the words from
My thoughts swish amongst
The bitterness under my tongue
The gagging on truth
Asphyxiated by lies
Choking on my views
Vomiting in my mouth
And then swallowing it
Hey guys thanks for a great night.....hahhahahah