The lovely Alice has a slight condition. She describes herself as "a little bit anal" and you know what that means, if someone even acknowledges their desire to have all forks facing west then you know they are fully obsessive compulsive!
For some reason Alice and I were drawn to live together. I suppose there is something we need to learn from each other.
Alice needs to learn not to control me and I need to learn not to be controlled by Alice.
That was a joke (Alice!). What I really need to learn is how to be true to myself within a more controlled environment as well as partake in some of the order, respecting Alice.
Alice needs to learn how to not get wound up by my spontaneous, messy, creative chaos and let things flow more.
But it's fun to tease Alice...
Leaving a pear with just one bite sitting on the kitchen bench all day.
Not properly closing the pantry door which leaves the auto-light on.
Taking the ordered cutlery and turning a spoon completely upside down. I'm so crazy.
Mixing up the canned vegetables varieties and making a pretty pattern.
Leaving a giant pom pom on the sofa.
Turning the right nob to face right, not left like the left one.
Taking over the kitchen bench with your office, hard drives and dirty crockery.
I've noticed Alice is getting used to it now. I think she's learned all she needs to from me and it's time to move on. My job is done.
As a farewell gift I bought her these gorgeous, handmade, imperfect, colourful tea cups
and she really liked them.
[current mood] Sushi & Other People Doing Hard Labour
ps I warned Alice about this post and the information herein may be slightly exaggerated and I may have in fact learned a few things from Alice. I'm balancing out my freestyling condition with a good dose of zen-like cleanliness, attention to detail and some planning. Just some.