the story of our lives #135

Story Of Our Lives #135

****editorial note**** This post was actually scheduled back in September.   I had no idea at that time how prophetic it would be and again making me realize how signs are “The Story Of Our Lives.”   On Friday, Nov. 1 all the residents of the apartment building were served notice that the building was under new ownership.  And while I was not entirely surprised:  This building was built in 1920 and has been in a state of steady decline for years. Because of the historical nature of the building, the cost of maintaining it was astronomical – i.e. “a money pit”.    The notice went on to state that the new owner would not renew any of the leases and that all current tenants had to vacate the premises by 1/15/2020.   So while I wasn’t entirely surprised about new ownership it was still a shock to the system to be told that I would have to find a new residence.    My present address is 22 Rhodes Ave and I have lived here 22 years and 6 mo. so there is not only a long building history but a long personal history attached to this location so it is not only a mental and physical adjustment but also an emotional adjustment.   Perhaps its just some sort of funky synchronicity or kismet.   I really hate (read H-A-T-E) abrupt change and this was abrupt.  Well, for the past two weeks I’ve been adjusting to the idea and forcing myself to search for a new location that is closer to my place of work.   It’s been very stressful.    I can’t wait until this is over and I’m settled in a new place.   From a posting point of view; I have image posts scheduled through the end of January 2020.   I may not be checking on your posts until things get settled.    I apologize if I seem an absent friend for a while; so, until things settle down, I am “Out”.  I wish all of you many successful posts even if I’m not able to enjoy them until I return. 

…on the divine comedy…

Oh, I just had to share this video by one of my all time favorite musical acts – THE DIVINE COMEDY. This chamber pop group fronted by Neil Hannon appeals to my deep inner sense of irony and contrast. Sweet lilting pop melodies with lyrics akin to a razors edge supported by stunning visuals. All-n-all a win-win-win situation. Enjoy this brand new song, CATHERINE THE GREAT. It’s the first song from the soon to be released album FOREVERLAND.

I mean where else can you find lyrics like “She had great hair and a powerful gait….She might have conquered a third of the world but she was a sensitive girl….with her military might she could defeat anyone that she liked….She looked so bloody good on a horse, they couldn’t wait for her to invade….”