Unbelievable! (That he made it.)
13th floor Roof Garden (that white strip at the top of the building), Battery Park Apartments, 1 Battle Square
Reach Majo: firstname.lastname@example.org, 828-582-9822
ecstatic dancing (see Comments below), poetry and stories (no potluck this time – not really a meal time)
No smoking in the building
No alcohol in public spaces (but yes in Majo’s apartment during and after the party)
Please RSVP in a comment below
Front door must stay locked. We need volunteers to greet for 30 minute shifts. Also mention your willingness to do this in a Comment.
Put all kinds of Comments down there – build the buzz! (Who needs a Facebook event page? And lately more of my friends are dumping Facebook.)
Dancing with 5 Rhythms facilitator. (Please bring $1-10 for the facilitator – see description of Jo Anna Dane in a Comment below.)
30 minutes of Majo’s poems and stories – not an open mic. See descriptions of five poems and stories in a Comment below.
If you can’t find parking on the street, there is a lot on Flint St kitty-corner from the Civic Center, just north of the expressway on the left side (5″ walk) and another behind the Visitor Center on Montford (10″ walk).
There will be time for schmoozing, whereas the last three parties did not leave much open space for that. Enjoy the beautiful 13th-floor Roof Garden balconies. Escape to Majo’s 5th floor apartment (good views from there, too).
Children are welcome. The first hour will be unstructured: kids can play in the big party room, your family can check out the wonderful views from the 13th floor, you can go visit my apartment, etc. The second hour will be the ecstatic dance: some young children are inspired by the music and want to get out and move; some teenagers get into it. Next is 30 minutes of Majo’s poetry and stories: young ones can be problematic in the room, but some thoughtful teenagers will like it. There may be more unstructured time at the end.
Hoowee! It’s been a long, hard year for the Majo-meister. (Some of you know some or most of this, some will be described in a story that afternoon – but you can feel free to ask me.) But there are portents of a good year ahead:
- I’ve got my old-new job back as a cashier at Earth Fare and am loving it more than ever.
- I’m about to have my old-new roommates back, Tom and Ian Kilby, in Candler – and I’m really excited about that.
- My fabulous old-new dog, the amazing chihuahua mix Pancho is better than ever and makes me very, very happy. Come with us for a walk some time.
My bipolar process is still mostly out of control – and I am going to need to pull up all my aliveness for the changes and challenges still ahead.
Birthday cards are great!
Linger after five with us in my apartment!
Actual birthday is 9/26.
Pancho will be spending the afternoon with her BFF Diana, who lives elsewhere in the building. Diana is not a fan of parties, but she and Pancho will sneak into the Roof Garden (which technically does not allow pets) for my poetry segment. Pancho will also hang with us at the after-party in my apartment. She loves people and – after a period at Battery Park of becoming afraid of dogs and responding to this fear by getting aggressive with them – is starting to like other dogs again, but is still a little unpredictable with them.