Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Grey Skies...

The thing that I love about the big shows is that it provides a rare opportunity to see friends that I normally don't get to see. These are some of the most incredible people on the face of the planet in my opinion. They are all brought together by creativity and a sense of community and I really dig that.

The hardest part are the grey skies afterwards. When you think of something funny or interesting to say and turn to your friend or family member and realize that you're sitting alone in a room, the broken fragments of a thought hanging loosely from your lips. The mundane tasks that were once so easy now seem like incredible feats. Rooms to clean, groceries to buy, projects to finish... all things that feel impossible when the clouds are looming. There are grey, rainy skies here in New York and it seems a mirror to my thoughts, heavy with an acute sense of missing.


TesoriTrovati said...

You are right! I got used to seeing some people and wish they were closer. That is why I follow so many of my favorite artist's on their blogs. It allows me the sense of connectedness and closeness despite the miles. Reminds me of a song by Sara Bareilles..."how far do I have to go to get to you? Many the miles..." The show was great and now I am crazy inspired to do something with all the fun bits and baubles I bought, especially the fantastic Green Girl components. My only regret? Not taking a picture with you! Life is just so daily, isn't it? I hope the grey skies clear and you see the sunlight (real or imagined) pouring in.
Enjoy the day!

kvk said...

Greetings Andrew - this is the type of post that helps people see some of the challenges artists face. Working solo is not always the delight so many wish it to be. Of course, it IS an amazing way to be in the world, challenging, but amazing.
BTW, I'm Nina's Asheville chum and a new fan of your blog. Nice work!

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Erin!

I like that there's a community to fall back on, even if it is a virtual one. We are lucky to be able to share our lives with so many different people. It really is a blessing. The grey skies aren't so bad. They are a lonesome thing, but they make me think and think and think. Whether or not this is a good thing, we'll see.

And maybe next year we'll snap a picture together.

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Kathy!

It's good to hear from you. I've heard so many wonderful things about you. The next time I'm in Asheville, we should all get together. That'd be fun!

Stacey said...

I know this was posted a while ago but I had to come back and post because my skies are grey at the moment and for the same reason. I just spent about 7 days back in my home town and 3 days in the city we moved from 2 years ago. I had such a wonderful time with friends and family - with people who get me - who love me - with demons and all. A place where I am free to be me. It was wonderful. And now I am back in this state I am trying to make home - and I miss being able to call on these wonderful people for a walk or coffee or a drink. It's just different here. I know I will find my blue skies again - but the first few days after returning are always so hard.
Thank you for this original post - I am glad to know others feel it too. How are your skies today?

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Stacey... it is good to know that I am not alone in feeling these feelings. Though I'm sorry that your skies are grey as well.

Things are much better now. I am spending time with my family and enjoying that! Making lots of work and keeping busy and playing with Azalea. Chasing fireflies. Those are blue skies for sure.

Stacey said...

Sounds like very blue skies indeed- enjoy much!!!