Event’s beyond my control led me to a week of solitude in Haarlem. I had come here to work but didn’t expect to be completely alone for the whole time, that wasn’t a part of the plan at all. Just as well I had a suitcase of creative stuff to immerse myself in, a pile of DVD’s and mountains of music to keep me company at my friend Eljakim’s peaceful house.
Then the blues descended upon me, no point in fighting it. Although not my choice of past time, the blues has its uses, it can lead to creativity in all forms and so I made the best of my time and took things real easy, processed a lot of thoughts, emotions and feelings until gradually they all settled down and paved the way for me to begin my projects that up until now I was finding impossible to get my teeth into while being on the move constantly and seeing friends. I missed having a home this week, it takes a lot of energy to keep on the move, but then there’s times when I live by a beach for two months and think it’s all been worth it for this!
This isn’t the most effervescent of posts but somehow after this last week things seem clearer and I’m ready to take on India and it’s madness in September, ready for London and it’s demands, overall ready to engage myself in the next chapter of Hibiscus and Myhibi.com and take it to the next level which will require my full fire power, high heels, hairdressers, manicures and enthusiasm which if you know me at all I’m well practised at!
The book I’ve been reading this week is The Baroness, by Hannah Rothschild who has had a 20 year obsession with the story of her Aunt Pannonica who abandoned her marriage in the early 1950’s to be with jazz musician Thelonius Monk in New York. The book is an education in itself with regards to the Rothschild family, their beginnings in a squalid ghetto to the vast all knowing power brokers they became.
And finally folks, the lesson of the week…