Saturday, February 14, 2009

Three, two, one...

It was already an hour into my going away party, and hours since I'd left the house for dinner at an all-you-can-eat sushi bar, before anyone told me my cardigan was on inside out. When they mimed the message from across the bar, I responded with the Mashed Potato until they gave up. I had other things on my mind – like leaving Montreal, my home of 12 years, for good.

And yesterday, I'd walked eight city blocks to the bank before I caught sight of my reflection. It wasn't the strange energy of a woman on the lam as I'd thought which had people giving me that look. It was my hat. Or, rather it was the torn Revenu Qu├ębec envelope stuck in its fold like a paper feather flopping from the side.

I'm leaving Montreal tomorrow morning. There's no time for the little details like sense and composure anymore. And so I turn once again to whatever reassurance I can get – like the National Post in the lunch room at the PR firm where my friend works. My English boyfriend's a Leo, and I know for a fact romance is on his horizon. That's the polite way to say it. And as for me, the Aquarius, I'm on top of the world. "Do what you will!" it says.

Oh, don't you worry. I will. No promise was ever more easily made.

6 comments:

pistols at dawn said...

As a man, I don't pay much attention to horoscopes, except for the ones that say, "That guy behind you is about to kill you."

Those have always been right.

At the risk of telling you things you already know and being the douchey white guy who quotes Native Americans, enjoy the ride, since, as Black Elk once said, any traveler who misses the journey misses about all (s)he's going to get.

Wes said...

Hope you have a fun trip! And be sure to do some sappy post valentines day crap when you get there.

Kate Savage said...

pistols - This is really quite the trip. I mean that all ways.

wes - Oh. I have plennnnnty to say, as soon as I recover from my going away parties...and I'll even post the pictures. Just gimme a few days and I'll be on it!

Cheers all!!

I'm Kate... said...

Nothing like starting trends... too bad you won't be around to watch Montrealians (or whatever the people of Montreal call themselves....) begin to wear sweaters inside-out and envelopes shoved slightly inside their hats. :) You've made your mark - time to move on! :) haha!

I'm not much of a horoscope reader/follower, but this one couldn't have been more tailored for you and your man. Enjoy each other, and your new world. I pray that it all goes as you (and him) hope. Looking forward to hearing more about this new crazy set of life chapters. :) Be blessed.

Kate

wyliekat said...

Happy flight, safe landing! Will look forward to hearing about the landing adventures when you get there!

Kate Savage said...

I'm Kate - Thank you! In London, I'm working on starting a trend of walking on the right, giving pedestrians the right-of-way, and calling pants for what they are. Not working so far...

Wyliekat - Thanks to you, too! I am working on it. Coming very, very soon...