Our bank accounts had run completely dry and debt was now the vacuous black hole in our lives, from which there seemed no escape. We felt trapped, stagnant, confined to our daily routines and miserable that we were unable to afford a plane ticket anywhere. Without having the funds to seek out a far-off distance land, we postponed traveling through space, and opted instead to jettison through time, accepting a friend´s invitation to an 80’s themed costume party. We eagerly strapped on our leg-warmers, snap-bracelets, head-bands, high-top pumps and tacky eye make-up, all in preparation for our leap backward in time.
It took some serious creativity to design those ludicrous costumes and of course, a sense of self-confidence enabling us to enter a party filled with complete strangers, Karina proudly sporting her side ponytail and me, pleased to be rockin’ a gold leotard. As we were getting ready for our debut, I fully admit to spending 20 minutes working-out to Jane Fonda’s Let’s Get Physical exercise video on YouTube, which seemed to be the logical course of action given how I was dressed at the time. Sue me for getting lost in the moment!
I might have gotten a little carried away when I insisted that fellow party goers refer to me by my stage name, ‘David Bowie,’ but I was simply behaving as one should when it’s time to break free from monotony. It is healthy to get a little foolish sometimes as this helps bring a necessary spice to life. What I remember most about that night was how much time Karina and I spent in complete hysterics, as did most of the party attendees.
A true explorer doesn’t need to travel half way around the world to have an adventure. Dreamers are creative people. We find ways of making life remarkable and thrilling no matter where we are in the world.
~ An Extraordinary Story by April Beresford ~
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