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Come so far (got so far to go)

Published May 29, 2009 by Dorothy

Seems like I have a million things to organize, and the most urgent is my trip back to France for August.It’s annoying the mickey out of me, particularly the flight booking part.I was on the website yesterday. Dublin-Nantes, 0 euros, it said.Delighted, I clicked to book the flight.The next page said.

Flights………………………………0 euros

Taxes……………………………….55.95 euros

Very well, I thought.I knew it couldn’t be completely free.A bit bugged but still.clcked on to next page.

Are you carrying sport equipment or musical instrument ? tick box.I ticked (carrying the fiddle)

Flights………………………………0 euros

Taxes……………………………….55.95 euros

1 instrument Violin…………….60 euros

Now really peeved but no choice.clicked to next page.

Flights………………………………0 euros

Taxes……………………………….55.95 euros

1 instrument Violin…………….60 euros

Compulsory insurance…………10 euros

What ? (felt like smashing something).Click on to next page.

Select payment method (Visa/mastercard).

 

Flights………………………………0 euros

Taxes……………………………….55.95 euros

1 instrument Violin…………….60 euros

Compulsory insurance…………10 euros

handling credit card fees………5 euros

total………………………………….fucking zillions,you didn’t really believe it was free you eejit did you ? And thanks for booking with us!

But anyway.that’s one job done at least.Now have to manage the re-inscription to school (ten month left to study and it’s the end of it!Yay!given that I manage not to spend the year studying and not getting pissed with the expat Aussies club) and probably the inscriptions to fiddle lessons, and the dancing shoes, and the driving lessons.

I have a sudden rush of energy wanting to do all kind of random things, and I’m not sure¬†where it comes from.I’m all over the place joining groups and clubs and taking lessons.

I think my lack of real roots as affected me.Being born between two countries, neither of wich feels really like “my country” , neither of which feels like me,has just always affected my sense of self, of where do I belong where am I meant to live with, who am I, really.

I think realising I’m reaching my mid twenties and do not have the answers to those questions is starting to bug me; and it is sending me into a frenzy of exploring new places reinventing myself as a dancer or a musician, a photograph,or a comedian..I want to try morphing into various things,until one i find the shape that suits me.

As usual,I named my post after a song(from Hairspray),and here’s the youtube video. (the song will remind Noelle of some memories…I can very clearly see the flat in Magenta, and the view from the window, of that chain of mountains that has blossomed in the sea,whenever I hear this song)

enjoy!

Mxx

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