At the urging of a friend I am going to get my shit together and blog more often.
I don’t write about stuff if there really isn’t much to talk about, it’s always the empty vessels that make the most noise, just take a look around you.
Things have been a little weird of late, and I find myself out of sorts, so much so that even the wind tonight has me anxious, and it’s keeping both Little Laika awake. Actually just me, as she has fallen asleep on my foot.
A couple of rude awakenings have taken place in my life recently, one being finding out I’m diabetic, rather a great shock, but not unexpected, as I have lived my life to excess and I guess there has to be some cost.
The other has been the realisation that in 5 years of living in this city, I have made very few friends, as beautiful as this city is, it also breeds a type of arrogance and self serving that I haven’t seen in many places before. People who professed to be your friends but in truth really were only there to get all they could from you, people who stole from and lied to me, that smile at you as you pass by, the talk shit about you as soon as they believe they out of earshot.
So why stay?? well the truth is that thanks to the diabetic scare and the shit that’s gone down for me the last 5 years I have come to realise… I don’t care, I’m really happy with who and what I am, with my abilities as a tattooer and the art I produce, the small life that I share with my constant companion, this crazy little white husky dog “Laika” I’m taking better care of myself, and finding new energy, clients that really love my work are flocking in, and I’m re-establishing my client base in Johannesburg, reconnecting to my roots as it were, life is good.
So with that I start anew, and will pepper you with random rantings.
Time for bed now!!