Friday, December 11, 2009
Pretty Cute for a Homeless Girl
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Yesterday, as I was getting into my van, a youngish man approached me.
"What are you doing today?" He asked in a familiar tone.
"Stuff." I answered.
"Are you going home?"
"I'm looking for a place to shower." He explained.
"I'm sort of homeless myself," I said, "I can't really help you." His eyes scanned the van.
"Do you travel around?" He asked hopefully.
"Do you want to hang out?"
"No thank you, I'm busy today."
But he kept watching me like a sad puppy. And I thought for a moment that my world might expand just a little bit if I said yes and spent time with this stranger. But I actually was busy yesterday. And today. The list of things to do never ends - we all have it, the list that gets longer and longer, the more you accomplish the more there is to do.
Today I feel a little buried under the list. Not much of a list really, more of a tangle.
But on a good note: Tuesday night's show was lovely. The audience was tiny but dedicated and I love my fans. I got a big beautiful gift basket filled with flowers, chocolate and port wine, and I got a really yummy eggplant parmesan dinner. People travelled from far away to come see me. People took time out of their busy list-filled lives to listen to me. For this I am grateful.
I have a tiny little following of dedicated, intelligent, creative, lovely people who are all intense in their own ways, and love what I do. Even when I feel I am floundering, lost in an abyss of "I don't know how to do it all over again!" I can look to the gifts I have, the people who support me, the daily emails of appreciation.
It's good, my ambition is a bottomless pit. Exhausting, and exhaustive.
It's hard to be homeless, internet connection doesn't always happen where I am staying and I live out of a suitcase. I don't get to rehearse enough and I haven't had a good night's sleep in a few weeks.
But I'm pretty cute for a homeless girl. And you can purchase a t-shirt that says so.
Read a review of tuesday Night's show here: Review
Buy tickets for next week's show here: Tickets
Buy a "Kim Boekbinder - pretty cute for a homeless girl" shirt here by sending $20 to kim (at) kimboekbinder.com via paypal - specify gender and size.
Pre-order my album and make love to the universe here: www.theimpossiblegirl.com
I've posted my new song in the member's section of my pre-order website - if you are a member you can hear the new song!!!