I am lonely
Being in Montreal is bizarre, to say the least. It’s not the people I am having trouble with, but my own ghosts, the little shadow of Thirza that still walks down these streets, all shattered and fucked up. And it’s a strange feeling, because in Vancouver I did a lot of healing work, started feeling really stable, understood what it meant to have both feet on the ground. Rooted in some kind of understanding of myself as a freak, found a community of freaks, found a place that I could call my own. And here I feel strangely disjointed, disconnected, and alone, even with people surrounding me.
I am lonely, it is true. There’s no one I can laugh with about my latest weird dream, that Condoleeza Rice was necking with me and gave me the secret papers about 9/11. I mean that’s fucked up! I must be watching way too much CNN. I woke up and was all willied about Republicans.
Still, there are some good things about being back here. One is that I have to face my demons, and all those people who saw me do fucked up shit that I don’t even remember. Mania is a weird thing, some parts of it are totally blacked out. I only remember this glorious feeling of light, and churchbells. And the hospital, and when the cops came to get me.
My rat did an evil thing which has also made me feel fucked up. He ate my friends hamster. I didn’t even know what to say when I found out. How do you apologize for your little friend eating your friend’s little friend? I mean, how do you even begin to make that right? And such a grisly thing to do. But how to you stop an animal from doing what animals do?
I am nervous about my performance, always wondering if it’s going to be good enough. It’s a problem I have. But today I bought fake blood which even “oozes and clots” according to the label. It’s basically corn syrup. I want to talk about my body, about my ancestors and where I come from, and how bloodlines are not always something you see on the outside, it’s all interior for me. When people of colour start talking about their identity based on the colour of their skin, I always feel left out, because I’m not an obvious person of colour.
Anyway, those are some of my thoughts out here.
Oh yeh, I guess I should give you a link to this whole do. It’s La Centrale