When my friends and I visited the stunning State Library ofVictoria yesterday- we saw a free exhibit called ‘Bohemian Melbourne,’ a celebration of free spirits. It details the lives and work of several of Melbourne’s own counter-cultural artists, writers, musicians and dancers from the 1880’s to today. It spoke to me.
These people pushed back against convention and led extraordinary lives. They dressed, expressed, spoke about, wrote down and painted their passions. They chose to live outside the status quo. They were troubled, talented and thirsty. A pertinent reminder that even though my life has seemed completely traditional these last few years, work, marriage, house, baby…I’m doing this all in a foreign country. My life is ‘technically’ unusual however I don’t like being too comfortable. Might be time to shake things up.
I’m bringing the boundary-nudging rebel back in 2015. Wish me luck.