After an intense Chinese tutorial, Juliana and I headed down Broadway and then Glebe Point Road, which became the best part of my day. I regretted not having my camera there.. We walked when the sun was setting, and it was pure magic. I couldn't not capture it, and the poor iPhone 5 camera quality certainly doesn't do it justice.
There is a certain charm about Glebe Point Road. It is exactly the kind of quaint cafe culture that sits perfectly at home beside rows upon rows of Victorian Terraces that I adore, and all Yana and I could talk about was the convenience of living here. Most of the time, though, we walked in a certain kind of comfortable silence I am starting to savour. We walked so slowly, but at times, I wanted to stop and just watch time pass. Shop owners were closing up their shops as empty restaurants started to open their doors for the evening, inviting diners inside. Residents walked past us with their dogs in tow. The day was ending for some and only just beginning for others, but life was certainly going on. The sun set so regally and so magnificently I sometimes felt surprised it was real at all.I was distracted most of tonight.. Distracted with the slow progress of my 'journalism pursuits'. I feel so strongly drawn to my spirit and to my feelings that it's difficult for me to remain grounded. And yet my professional development is something I closely associate to success and therefore to my perception of myself. I wish I could blink my eyes and have it fall into my lap, but what's the point of that?
I'm happy. When I'm no longer here, the sun will keep setting, Glebe Point Road will exist and people will keep loving things and learning things and do things with passion. I believe in the inherent goodness of the world; I want to be part of that. I want to inspire that.
P.P.S. Tonight's writing style has been heavily influenced by caiti borruso, a photographer and blogger about my age from New Jersey/Brooklyn who can seriously write. Her 2013 post in particular captivated me. I wish I had the patience to organise my thoughts and write like that.. Maybe at the end of this year!