mature, happy, sweet and vain

I have been thinking about love and being in love. I feel strongly I am in love right now, though it is just a feeling and I can't pin it to anyone. This is okay, I think we should always be in love; with someone or no-one, only in love. It is a sad and merry feeling. "A pain stabbed my heart, as it did every time I saw a girl I loved going in the opposite direction in this too-big world."

I'll be back in Canberra soon. It is time to start working again. I'm going to set up a temporary studio in my living room and paint from there. It may be catastrophic.


I just noticed all the books on my desk are blue. Blue is my favorite colour, but only some blues. The books on my desk are a good blue, they are also more or less matching which is nice.

Seven reasons to live in Chicago -The word Illinois is good to say and write; it is pronounced with a silent s -The Windy City -Chicago is inland -It borders on Lake Michigan -There is a good public radio station, sometimes I listen to the podcast -In Illinois there is a town called Metropolis, and in the town there is a big statue of Superman -Everyone is always having a good time.