just feeling the stress today.
so many decisions to make and i'm trying to sit still and let the answers come to me.
last weekend i was running through paris with my amazing aunt mimi...museums, cafes, cabarets, restaurants, street art, gypsies...yes, i almost got conned.
it's amazing - you think you're so worldly (well i do, at least) and next thing you know you're falling for the oldest trick in the book.
i was given a gold ring by an evangelist.
she was lovely until i walked away with it. then she came after me.
yup. that's how it happens. well, to be fair, i kind of knew what was going on - told her that since someone apparently lost it (she pretended to have found it on the ground) i would take it to the police and report it. she didn't like that very much. but i wanted to see how far she was willing to go with the scam. and then i decided that it was time to send her on her way with the ring. i guess i didn't really want to witness her full potential.
is life that boring that i need to provoke con artists in the streets of paris?
i don't think so. it certainly wasn't boring that day.
i have decided that in my next incarnation i will be a french cabaret singer. actually, i think it will be this lifetime. and maybe some german, too, cause that stuff is oh so dark.
i had the opportunity to study cabaret in college, but i didn't really get it then. didn't understand the politics involved. it's all really interesting stuff.
looks like i might be back in the US for the elections. i really miss home and i can't wait to get back.
and tonight i'm going to wear a cowboy hat and play my most "americana" songs at a pub in islington.
of course, all the country-ish songs are about death and fun stuff like that (at least mine are) so it should be an uplifting night.