Universe you have been so kind to me.
I moved to the flattest part of the southern hemisphere.
I finally have a teaching career in the two subjects I love
I took 11 students through the HSC Visual Arts course.
I judged two art shows - one of them was acquisitive.
I love someone who lives in a pizza hut and is also an art teacher!
I organised my first two excursions.
I became the SRC Co-ordinator.
I finished my teacher accreditation at "compentent" level.
I learnt to be frugal, subtle and understated.
I finally know what pigging is.
I don't always wear makeup these days
But I still wear dresses and eyeliner.
I sometimes wear flannel.
I mountain bike and make the 3km ride to work.
I no longer blog anywhere.
I'm thankful I kept some weird-train of thought Deviantart journals.
But I still have Facebook for keeping in contact.
I saved up to buy a modern car.
I still drive manual transmission.
I learnt to live by my own rules with a 'suggestions for improvement' clause.
And then Universe...
And with all of this, you died.
This doesn't change everything but it leaves all of us heartbroken.
It is so hard to know why you are no longer here.
Take care of all our dreams.
Even when I pushed you from mine.