WHAT a TRIP.
I stayed in a villa with my friend Marie Lorenz. pretty damm conservative, marie has been a fantastic hostess!
One nite and today were drunken we got trapped in an elevator here with 8 people, ridiculous, and silly. The city is built on top of ruins built on top city. An amazing hodge-podge of denseness. ≠rome, thank you, Marie-wow. An extra special night was a drunken trapped hour in a tiny tiny rickety elevator with 8 people, ridiculous, hilarious and silly. Staying in the villa was like some sort of old vegas hotel built from stone and marble, jammed streets all twisty and small, fountains everywhere, x-mess eve with a bottle of scotch and 6 agnostics skulking around the midnite masses, and, ancient rubble! Destroyed boats washed up on the riverbanks, EVERYWHERE!
and pretty bad-ass art, EVERYWHERE!
My departure, was, a ridiculous departure on my part, i love the saying, fences and walls keep you in as much as they keep “them” out. I gouged my palm escaping from there, jumping the fences and walls seeings how since i was a visitor, i couldn’t just leave on my own,
it hurt so fucking much and swelled up huge on the plane, while waiting in the customs line to get on the plane, i looked down at it, i had a tissue i was gripping, my hand and it were soaked and covered in red, i looked at the floor and there was a puddle of blood, i grabbed my shirt tail and smeared the floor around, then my shirt was soaked, what a mess.
i felt like one of those action heroes with the mortal wound they are covering up so they can escape,
Anyways, i soaked it a lot in hot salt water at home 1.5 days later and it is finally better.
and i have an emptiness, from so much fullness, the trip was phenomenal, my best trip to the euro continent
Just to ramble on….
well, it was an interesting beginning for the trip-, i got most of a round trip plane ticket paid for by ROBOEXOTICA, and was unemployed, so i thought, why not try a few more stops over there, I know a few curators and festivals that have been inquiring and that i have inquired with…. i can be broke in SF or be broke in Europe!
I asked all of the venues for housing and some meals. I was fine with couch surfing and have done that on all of my trips to Europe. i got housing covered and a couple of meals in each city, then asked for plane fare to and from each city i was going to. I got a mix of support and went for it, it turned out to be my most fun, best and most rewarding trip ever, ever. SINGING, CLOISTERED, NUNS!!