I met this very striking lady when I went on my Matjiesfontein road trip. Her name is Buckley and she’s a musician; a singer/ pianist.
I’ve always had a thing for the piano, nothing to is more beautiful, more melodic. I feel like my soul is rejuvenated every time I sit in front of one, like my soul moves briefly into the piano and is bounced from string to string until it resonates within the hollows and becomes the music, then leaps back into me, energised and revitalised.
Buckley seemed very much like a free spirited gypsy with a deep love of music and a plan to go to New York. She told me this in September. Yesterday, whist on facebook, I noticed some pictures tagged of her in what looked like a wedding dress, smoking a cigarette with big black combat boots peeking out from underneath the abundance of billowing white. It was poetic. At first, I thought it must be a dress up party, but upon closer inspection, the truth was revealed. She was in New York, and decided to get married on an absolute whim. She had found the dress (which didn’t quite fit- it was a little baggy) at the Salvation Army that very morning (Yesterday) for $19, it had never been worn and she took this as destiny. She made this monumental decision completely impulsively and I’ve never seen anyone look more beautiful, free and happy.
I am inspired by her- she is more brave than I’ll ever be. Imagine sailing a ship in a random direction without a compass or a care…this is effectively what she’s done. How admirable.