Monday, March 30, 2020

Monday Mural

Today, Sunday, was my worst day. Our only outing was a walk in Fawkner Park. Instead of a cheap brunch out as we normally have, and now take away coffee, we had scrambled eggs at home for brunch. I think we both realised why we like to go out for brunch. For about half an hour I sat on the balcony looking at nothing, staring into space, lost in preoccupation.

We did work on a little more Swedish Death Cleaning over the past week. I cleaned out my bedroom drawer of bits and pieces. All zip lock bags of foreign currency went into a flat biscuit tin with a  Bendigo tram on the lid. The foil covered chocolate a once friend and drag performer threw into the audience and I caught went, along with the red envelope Dame M's nearby mine host gave us when we dined there Chinese New Year in the early 2000s. I kept the match books from a restaurant in Budapest, Bodyline Sauna in Sydney, 3 Faces and the long defunct huge gay Precinct 3182.

I kept one rubber rainbow wrist band and threw two out. Wearing one makes you gay, wearing two is questionable and wearing three means you are a total faggot.

All sorts of bits and pieces were found and much discarded.

Anyway, onto the mural in Elizabeth Street, South Yarra. I am not sure if it is still there. I took the photos some time ago, on different days. No idea what it is about. Brightens a blank wall, hey.

Camera phone.


Proper camera, but the sunny skies may have helped.


31 comments:

  1. I do love the mural. And NEED to do rather a lot of death cleaning.
    I suspect the two person limit is going to make an already anxious population more so. I hope it is effective.
    Stay well (physically and emotionally), and stay safe.

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    1. Yes EC, there is a lot in the mural as Cro says later. Two people, aside from family members, is not hard for us. We won't see anyone other than family. Thanks.

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  2. I liked reading about the bracelets indicating that if you wear 1, you are gay, and if you wear 3, you are a total faggot. Oh my.

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    1. Gigi, just my take on it. It amused me to think of that.

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  3. I guess I should do death cleaning, but it sounds so bleak.

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    1. Cynthia, it does by the name, but really what we are doing is getting rid of things we don't want and no one will ever be interested in. We aren't being too extreme about it.

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  4. I hope you and your family are well.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. All good Cuban. Thanks and you too.

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  5. The mural reminds me a little of the "Yellow Submarine" drawings of the Beatles. I like it!
    Today was a programming day. I'd installed a piece of software and it made my fonts go crazy all through my computer. Ugh!
    Tomorrow will be a better day.

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    1. Maribeth, I know what you mean. In the early days of computers in 1990s, I installed the web browser Opera. It changed absolutely everything on the computer and I had limited knowledge about computers. Eventually I worked it out and killed Opera.

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  6. I'm working from home. It is hard to concentrate and all the usual distractory risks of working from home apply anyway.

    In the not so distant future, I expect most work will dry up and then I will move on to "death cleaning" or, maybe more immediately, "need-to-move-somewhere-smaller-and-cheaper-to-save-rent" cleaning.

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    1. Marcellous, as I have deliberately tuned out somewhat from media, I don't know what the court system is doing, aside from not publicly sitting. Won't defendants still need the heavy representation?

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    2. Andrew, that question only really relates to criminal defendants. I only dabble in crime, most of my work is civil, and civil matters are likely to grind to a halt. The situation varies from state to state, but in NSW the only "hearings" will be on something like Skype, and who knows how long even that will last as things develop, because it still involves the judge and court staff working together.

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  7. I'd need to stand in front of that mural for an hour or more, it looks very interesting.

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    1. Cro, perhaps I did it a disservice and it is better than I suggested.

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  8. Very interesting mural, I like the ones that have a lot of things to see in them.
    I should do some clearing out too, instead I'm trying to catch up with so much that just isn't getting done because I'm out walking, trying to lose weight and not become diabetic.

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    1. And I hope River, keeping you social distance. I am amazed at how little I achieve with so much free time. But I don't care really or feel guilty.

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  9. That mural is certainly a bright one.
    A different lifestyle isn't it! Something we all have to get used to. So much cleaning to do, our houses will be spotless I'm sure.
    Keep safe and well.

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    1. Margaret, we haven't made much progress on cleaning. Social media is very busy now.

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  10. Gee! That's tough! Sorry you're having such a hard time, Andrew.

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    1. Lee, of course I am not. I am one of the luckiest people in the world but sometimes your brain doesn't work correctly on sense of perspective.

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  11. I like your "gay take" on death cleaning. Made me smile.

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  12. I keep busy most of the time Andrew but then there are days when I don't know what to do with myself! Like yourself though I consider myself pretty lucky.. I have a big garden, a pool that I have been using morning and night while hot, lots of space but still.... it's not having the choice! The mural certainly does catch the eye ✨

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    1. Grace, it is a strange world we find ourselves in.

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  13. Great mural.
    I did that kind of cleaning when we downsized almost 8 years ago. Some stuff has crept in but I plan to get to it down this isolation period.

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    1. Jackie, we've gotten rid of so much stuff over many years elsewhere.

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  14. You made me snort with laughter over the 1, 2, or 3 bracelets :D

    I see a cat in that mural and that just makes it even better.

    When you're used to going out a lot the restrictions must be a very big change.

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    1. Jenny, I suppose it is like being in a comfortable gaol.

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  15. When you have finished your what we call "spring cleaning" you could come over and do it here, but no travels are allowed so you are lucky. I keep myself occupied with TV and Comptuter and the Whatsapp of course. I am too lazy to anything else. as less I am doing as more I become lazy. I always say, I will do it tomorrow. The good thing is, I am not alone, appparently that is an international Corona Virus locked in symptom !

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    1. I know what you mean Gattina. We too are finding it hard to get motivated too. So much to do and so little will to do it.

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