Weeknotes 25 - Drunk on tap fixing power
- I saw an art by Ron Mueck in person. Looking at a hyper realistic but extremely large and motionless human face made me feel queasy. It was a bit like being motion sick. I had to leave the room and get some fresh air.
- I also saw some portraits by Andy Warhol, which were much more fun to see in person than reproduced. I’m grateful that I have been able to see them, and that I’ve been able to see all the other cool art since moving to the UK, like Monet’s Water Lilies. As a kid in Poland I never thought that one day I would just be able to look at art I’m interested in, or go to see a band I like, or be able to talk to someone who designed something I use every day. So much culture came from far away countries that it seemed completely unreachable. Read only. Now it’s just part of my life. Pretty cool.
- My bathroom tap was broken. I replaced the tap cartridge using a groaning stick (also known as a ratchet handle). It’s now the smoothest tap in the flat, and I’m tempted to sort them all out. I went from feeling incompetent to drunk on tap fixing power in just a few days.
- I only fully relaxed into cycling after completing a bike maintenance course, and dismantling one of my bikes before putting it back together again. I never fix my bikes myself any more, because I don’t have the time, but I feel much more comfortable knowing that I could. It’s the same with fixing things around the flat. The more I know how to do, the less it feels like a big deal.
- I guess that’s just life in general.