I have now written no less than three or four pieces about this neighbor. She is fascinating to me for a couple of reasons. I at first thought because of her novel hobby and her patent frankness about it… However seemingly inappropriate it might be….but it’s definitely more than that.
What I started to write about is the hilarity I find in her social brazenness, her complete naiveté of propriety around sex and discussions of the same, and the encyclopedic wealth of insight I am gaining into the Kink community. But I’m not just learning about her…. She’s also been teaching (inadvertently) me about my failings and preferences…. Why I am attracted to certain people and why certain relationships have crumbled for me…what I should be paying more attention to in a prospective partner but most of all, the value in finding commonality with someone who is so beyond my own scope of experience.
The reason I have not wanted to publish the other pieces is that while I find the story hysterical, She has become dear to me and I am afraid of making her appear as more of a colorful fiction than a whole person.
Having said that, I can’t wait to tell you that I am learning how to use a whip! A four foot, intricately hand crafted, single-tail bull whip. This has been something I have wanted to do for as long as I can remember (well, since Indiana Jones) … And my fortune in meeting someone who just so happened to have a couple lying around is barely short of miraculous! I’m practicing every day and am getting pretty good at overhand whipping and whipping from the side. What is tragic, is that now that I’ve met this exciting gal, I won’t be here long enough to learn how to crack a whip in a figure eight pattern or from a big overhead circle or learn to spin fire. (she’s super good at that too).
This is what else we’ve been up to.
I love personality profiling. I am very interested in the dynamics of different types and how they work together. I have a friend that does this for a living and she’s been fielding a raft of phone calls from me for several days now.
It’s been a long time.. Probably since I was a kid that I met someone that was as mesmerizing to me as Elisabeth… I was curious why, so compared our Emergenetics profiles. Question answered. Our thinking styles are nearly identical but our behavior is complimentary… As well, she is the Meyers Briggs profile that I am routinely drawn to.
I don’t know if you find this as fabulous as I do, but if you are ever around and have a burning desire to chat it up about profiles, I’m in!
None of this has a bit to do with paragliding.. Actually I had meant to tell you about getting my Brazil visa and tomorrow being my last day at work, but I haven’t been flying at all and I got totally sidetracked somehow…