happy november first not

I have been struggling all day trying to transfer the image of a flyer for my play in New York and I can't do it.  It's not that I'm a Luddite; I wish I weren't.  I'm just inept. My friend Marla suggests that my difficulty is related to my navigational challenges. I've told you before I can't find my way out of a paper bag, nor down the hall back to the right elevator after I have just checked into my hotel room. I go the wrong way.  In fact, if you tried to follow my directions you would find that I am infallibly incorrect. So with computer directions or TTC  directions, for that matter. I can't follow them. I think it's because I have no concept of spatial relations.

It's no fun.

And it's not age-related. I've told the story before, that when I was eight (in Grade Five - how could they do that?) my teacher had forgotten something so she chose who she thought was the smartest kid in the class (smart in some things) and asked me to go to her home and get something for her.  Well, I found my way to the area where she lived and then I couldn't find her house. I asked for help from - a neighbour? Eventually, I returned with the missing object.  I don't remember that part. I just remember wandering. I am never late because I always allow enough time to get lost. 

So I suppose it's natural (?) for this ineptitude to follow me onto a computer screen.  If you don't hear from me, you'll know why.  I wish I could send you the flyer.  I think Marla put it on Facebook for me.  I'll see if I can find it.