i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
9:21 PM: open house
i can't believe we didn't know leopoldo was going to france sunday until the star wars party yesterday! and he briefly mentioned he may not be working for xerox in october, but didn't give any details at all. so now i've seen ep2, which i wisely missed in the theatre because every "romantic" scene between padme & anakin gave me the creeps and it would have been more embarassing to squirm and howl in front of so many people.
today i went to a party where i didn't know anyone. it was an "open house," but not in the traditional sense of the word: it was much more like what we did two years ago at the coast, an open party that had 1/2 hour sessions running the whole day, presented by people who cared about building a copper trellis or restorative justice. it also had a clothing exchange (i now own nice fuzzy slippers and an artistic batik shirt), a book exchange (4 books, 2 for collage), a game room, a hot tub and a treehouse w/ electricity, as well as a meditation space and a no-talking/reading room. it was a great space for a curious introvert like myself. i had a -really- good time. i met two calligraphers and talked a lot about artist's way, and for a great deal of the party was the youngest person there. i found out about it from one of the other artist's way facilitators, who didn't go, and so i still have yet to meet her!