take a step and keep walking
do not look fearfully into the distance
On this path let the heart be your guide
for the body is hesitant and full of fear"
- Rumi, Persian Mystic 1207 AD
Divan of Shams
'Gardens of the Beloved'
Seeing today isn't yet complete, let's try yesterday, huh?
OK, pretty normal start, with one biiiig, ginormous breakthrough. 'Birdie' my invisible, delicious, musically talented alarm clock began her glorious cooo cooo chant at 4.30, except this time I was waiting!!!! I let her do her routine for about 5 minutes, instead of the usual 30 minutes or so. I sloooowly opened the front door of La Chateau Tento (unzipped the zipper!). Cautiously I peeked to see if I could find her after seemingly millions of failed attempts. And there, on a branch only 3 metres from me......BIRDIE....in all her glory. Well, I almost peed ma pants. Not only that, when she cooo cooo-ed, I could see her throat moving as she sang to me. Yep, proof that she was the real deal, no Milly Vanilly (or whatever you called that fake duo), no miming. I slooowly pointed my $10 iPhone (i own it outright) with camera waiting and....CLICK....CLICK... 5 shots before Birdie took off, disgusted at having been discovered. After my little victory dance I checked the 'My Pics" in my diePhone and........ you wouldn't believe it, there are pictures, and in the pictures, bush....and trees....and branches....and....oh.... NO BIRDIE!!!! Seriously, are you scaaared for me? I think it's a sign. Maybe something to do with my passion for all things mystic. Maybe Buddha in birdie form. Oh dear...... (to be continued if I can get Birdie again, or get a new iPhone.......)
Seriously I almost peed ma pants for the second time in one day. Two members of the local Constabulary came to say "Hello" (no not like in the photo, sorta eggs aggerated a bit!). After a routine check and ID I proceeded to give them the 'Trigger, Celebrity Hobo" bit. Anyway, they were really nice guys and seemed interested in my tale of woe. I gave them the blog site to have a look at my journey (Thanks fellas!). Actually I have quite a few 'routine' checks and I appreciate every one of them as they help keep me as safe as I can be living the way I do. In fact in my current La Chateau Tento location I have had 'da boys in blue' through my tent 3 times in 12 months. How do I know? I've watched them! Anyway, I should be back into the real world again soon. So after my BIG DAY OUT I was quite exhausted. I cleaned and washed up a bit, took off back to La Chateau Tento, read a little of "Recovering The Soul" until lights out.
Just another day in Hobo Land, or more importantly another STEP on my JOURNEY. This RE-INVENTION sure has it's moments.......