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It's the kind of night where I'm walking home at 9pm and the sun is still out - in fact, it's setting on distant horizon - and I'm just grateful to be here where I am. The streets are still buzzing with people, and I'm glad to be here in this dirty, grimy city where things just feel alive.

I've just been to a Guardian (as in the news company) Book Club event where Jeanette Winterson and Helen Macdonald were speaking about their books and about life, loss, identity and all the big questions in general. It's still amazing to me that, two days ago, I was in Mallorca, on the beach, indulging in all the physical sensations of sun and wind and sea. And tonight I was in Islington Town Hall indulging in being intellectually awoken after a day of feeling mostly intellectually dead (aka teaching at YHS). Yes, I'm exhausted, but damn if this isn't cool.

Also, I got a selfie with Jeanette Winterson.

So now, this year, I have seen/met my sporting hero (Gro Hammerseng), literary hero (Jeanette Winterson) and alltimehero4lyf (Lucy Lawless aka Xena).

I didn't really set out to meet Jeanette Winterson. This event just came up so I bought a ticket. Just like how a similar event with Sarah Waters is coming up next Monday and I decided to go to that. London life is random and kind of amazing like that.

So tonight I am happy. I hope you guys are happy too, out there wherever you are.

Date: 2015-06-05 02:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tara
I'm really glad that your time over there is being so good to you <3

Date: 2015-06-09 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lishesque.livejournal.com
Thanks :) It's not all sunshine and roses. (Very rarely sunshine, actually.) But I'm grateful for the opportunities that I have whilst I'm here, and for being able to live here in the first place.

Date: 2015-06-11 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandxsnake.livejournal.com
Random comment is random, but I read that as "Happiness is not a photograph." I think my subconscious is still sad I didn't get a Hudson photo op at the last con. Poop.

Date: 2015-06-15 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lishesque.livejournal.com
Oh hey! I totally did not recognise your username so had to go look at your profile/read an entry and then realised that you are MICHELLE. So I have added your new account and we are LJ friends again - yay :)

Happiness is totally a photograph. I had my Alex Tydings and Hudson photos up on my windowsill for months after Xena con and was happy every time I looked at them. Maybe you can catch Hudson on one of her European yoga retreats :P

PS I'm glad you're okay after the car accident! Scary stuff.

Date: 2015-06-16 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandxsnake.livejournal.com
Hahaha, yes, I decided to do a journal restart when I moved out to the desert and sand snake sounded appropriate. (Nevermind the fact that the Thrones show ruined my precious book sand snakes. *cries the tears of a million book readers*)

I want to go to Europe and I want to see Hudson. Sounds like a great combination actually! :D

And yay for adds.

Date: 2015-06-15 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lishesque.livejournal.com
PPS totally should have realised who you were from your profile pic tho #amirite

Date: 2015-06-16 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandxsnake.livejournal.com
Hahaha, yes, I love my dragon queen.

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