Thursday 14 June 2012: Maddy chose this...
839/365: ... not me.
She liked it because it was pretty. And then I got marched downstairs into the basement to see the 'gallery' that the kids have set up. On display? Well... there's the 'plastic figure surrounded by cotton wool on a plastic bucket with a postcard in front of it', then, there's the 'rope with clothes pegs', the 'speaker bit which is magnetic and which has bits of metal stuck all over it'... and who could forget 'silver bird sitting on a tub'? Modern art at its finest!
What wasn't at its finest was my day. The realisation that all you have attained is the status of 'anonymous blob' and that you've put in a whole ton of effort for nowt is pretty gutting. Actually, it's not just gutting... it comes with a side helping of disappointing, depressing and down right anger-inducing. And it shouts more loudly than anything that the balance is VERY wrong in my life. I am at another crossroads, I think. And I think I'll look back on this as a turning point day.
Anyway - will put that to the back of my mind. Am off to bed in a minute as I have to be up at 4 tomorrow morning - a four+ hour drive to Portsmouth, then an all day conference, a presentation to give then a four+ hour drive home. It's amazing what us anonymous blobs can squeeze into a day, isn't it!
PS Mysteriously grumpy blip today, huh?
PPS ... and this image definitely doesn't match my mood! :o)