Monday, July 30, 2012

{my opinion}

it's good to keep busy. it's good to have projects and ideas and jobs, people to see and places to be at certain times. but you need a day here and there for getting lost with someone, walking down back alleys, drinking cold things and talking about small, seemingly insignificant stuff.
Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket barclay and i did this the other day. we explored a part of our neighbourhood we hadn't before. all of the crazy people were out, and the sun was out, and so, you know, we thought we should be too. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket my favourite thing was when we followed the sound of a fuzzy radio right to a little old shop with stained glass in the windows and, obviously, poked our heads inside. a man with a heavy accent looked up from where he was working, hunched over a large, shattered, stained glass window, and welcomed us warmly. Photobucket we visited for a bit and we asked him what he was doing and he proudly showed us his work. i suddenly felt like a five year-old, popping my head over the neighbour's fence and asking endless questions. but he was so friendly, so excited about his work, that i didn't feel bad about it. he even invited us over to his work bench and showed me how to cut glass. Photobucket we wandered around the shop for a while after that. he told us about a stained glass class he taught in the evenings for 25 bucks {for 18 hours of classes altogether...!} and i'm seriously thinking about it. because why not? i've been learning a thing or two lately about branching out, trying new things, meeting new people. it's good for you, i think. there are so many different kinds of people out there, did you know that? and if you only ever hang out with the ones you already know, you'll miss out on some really neat folks, and the really neat things they could teach you. Photobucket Photobucket but that, you guys, is just my opinion.
have you tried something different lately? classes of some kind, or a club, or even just striking up conversation with an interesting-looking stranger, or whatever? i like hearing those kinds of stories.