Dear diary, I'm O.K.!

Dear Diary,
Today was the second last day, of going to the Tap Gallery to sit with my art.
Found a good spot to park my car; bought the ticket (If I’d filled in the forms, I could now have had a pensioner’s discount) and sat down to wait for the train to City Circle.
Was joined on the seat, on the platform, by my good friend, the Jehova’s Witness. ( # See below.)

We boarded the train together. He was on his way to St James Station, to see someone about the house he’s buying. He rarely travels by train. I even knew more about that than he did.
Turns out he’s always worked as an installer of anti-glare window screen film.
We had a pleasant chat and only briefly established how I’d been too busy to read the booklet he’d brought to my door, recently.
I got out at Museum Station and knew my way across the corner of Hyde Park. Then, I got shoulder-charged by a fellow passing by.
I had been caught, so unaware!
I’d been looking at the people sitting on the grass, enjoying a perfect, sunny Sydney Day.
I’d thinking about whether it would be appropriate to photograph this scene, featuring, quite a long way away, a young lady, sitting on the grass and having the ideal red hair that I cannot help noticing.
It was such an unexpected thud, against my right shoulder!
Such a shock!
I stopped and watched him talk to a fellow, behind me, closer to the War Memorial.
I waited for that fellow to catch up.
Asked him if he knew this man.
Not at all!
Was I O.K.?
No!
I was upset!
I explained how I was on my way to mind my art exhibition, which celebrates my 65th birthday, at the Tap Gallery, in Palmer Street.
He was headed the same way and running a bit late.
He was concerned and I almost cried.
We walked on, together, quite quickly.
He works in a gallery, also in Palmer Street, but obviously, not like the Tap.
He spotted a client, waiting for him, out side.
Asked if I wanted to be introduced.
I declined.
(I am aware of where my art fits into the scheme of things.)
Later that day he brought the man, to the Tap Gallery, to show him my work!
There are some b’s, in the world and then there are such nice people!!
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For the first time, early enough to sit and wait on the steps outside the gallery and greeted by a friendly fellow, who was talking on his mobile and saying, at the same time, to me (Very confusing!) what a lovely day it was, I felt all right with the world again.
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When the gallery was open old schoolfriend, Jeff, was there pretty soon. lots of reminiscing. I suspect that he likes his art to be a bit more photographic, than mine is but that doesn’t matter. It was great to reminisce.
We plan to have a meet-up soon, with a number of ex-MBHS students!
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Sat down to read my book (Art thief) when two ladies walked in. They’d received, an email from fellow DACC Board member, Mijntje, as a news item, about my exhibition and one of them was particularly keen to see my paintings of Remi, (from the book: Alleen Op De Wereld = Alone in the world.).
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Sadly, I believe the cost of the painting did not outweigh her feeling of nostalgia, as, like me, having read the book to her, when she was little was/is a wonderful memory.
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However, it was a lot of fun, explaining what many of the paintings are all about.
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They left and a mother and daughter came in, getting ready for having that space, next week.
I detected an accent but, ths time, it wasn’t Dutch. It was Swiss. The mother knew all about the gutterall, Dutch, G! sound.
They were also happy to have me explain the stories behind many of my paintings.
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Went out and bought yet another sandwich, up in Oxford Street, from the very dark young man, who calls me love.
And later, down, below, in Palmer Street, bought a great cup of flat white coffee, from a fellow, who knew where Hazelhurst Arts and Craft Centre is, in the Sutherland Shire.
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If all this didn’t finish, on Sunday, I could get used to doing this sort of thing quite regularly.
I’d just have to be aware of some of the characters, around the area!
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  1. (Graham Kennedy: It’s a joke, Joyce! )

Dear diary, I'm O.K.!

Ozcloggie

Ramsgate Beach, Australia

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Second-last day, of coming into the city, to be with my art exhibition, in the Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst.

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