WA Art Gallery with Natalie
Not sure what I enjoyed more, the art gallery or the incredible company but today was such a good day. It's been a while since I've wrote anything on here, I'm not sure why. I feel like I almost have too much on my mind so every time I start a blog it's a mess of random things and I delete it. Tonight I feel like I just really want to write though, so let see if I can get through this without becoming impatient.
The gallery was so wonderful and so much bigger than I expected. I couldn't tell you how long I've been saying I want to go...too long? Part of me was I guess hesitant to go because for some (literally unknown) reason, the art gallery holds sentimental value to me and I always have wanted it to be somewhere I go with someone I love. It is something I can't explain and don't know where it comes from. I took Dad a while ago, and we had a lovely time but I still found myself sort of daydreaming about being there with someone who I share romance with. I feel like art is intimate and personal and I really love the idea of learning more about someone at a gallery, discussing what you do and don't like, seeing what appeals to them. I don't actually know I'm weird ok, whatever.
Anyway, at the start of the week I messaged Nat telling her I missed her and we decided we were going to see each other Wednesday as it was my only day off. I had set aside this day to go to the gallery and I was going to go alone, but I love Nat and know she appreciates art like I do so I asked her to come. I had an incredible time and am so glad I took her with me. Even though it wasn't romantically, her and I had so much fun looking at the art, creating scenarios for the people in the work, laughing as we imagined what they could be saying. It was so interesting to hear a different perspective on things too. Some pieces we agreed were incredible, others confused us and at one point Nat said "I hope they painted that with their eyes closed." hahaha
5 minutes into spending time in the gallery I decided my new career would be an art gallery security guard because what better job than to look at art all day, we laughed at the idea of me being even remotely tough or scary. A couple hours after being in the gallery I changed my mind, the poor guys looked so bored. We explored the entire gallery, my favourite was the downstairs gallery. It was kind of hidden away and I really liked that the gallery changed from a modern design, to old archways, wood floors and beautiful cornices and ceiling roses. It felt like we had stepped out of Perth and into Europe. I couldn't stop obsessing over the frames that the art pieces were in, they were gold and amazingly detailed and beautiful.
I feel clearer after today, Natalie is such a breath of fresh air and I always forget how much I love spending time with her. Her and I are so similar in personality and we always seem to have the most intellectual conversations which is always my favourite. We sit and have coffee and we are questioning everything. Why do peoples minds work the way they do? Where do standards come from? Why does this make me react this way?...my favourite types of conversations. This girl is so smart and holds such high standards for herself and it is incredibly admirable. I have never seen her give up on anything that she believes in and she'll always say things with such certainty as if nothing can change her mind, and I'm sure nothing will.
Keep being you Nat, I admire you so much girl.