Sharing a House enables Insanity
I’ve lived in the same house with a rotating group of room-mates now for over a year. Its been as Charles Dickens could say “the best and worst of times”. Living with a bunch of people has a few drawbacks and a few positives. Never have I seen in my years such a collection of characters that have tromped in and out of this place. Some I think should have been given away to a state run institution way before they ever graced the doorstep of this place. Others have come and gone with eviction notices pinned to their doors.
Free and I are the only two left with any history of this place. Both of us here over a year now and its been a strange period of time. At the best of times, I have this bubble where I can escape to on a given Friday night. Drink my quantity of beer and not delve into the darker times. I am able to just get as drunk as I want to get without really concerning myself with the inner workings of the house. Other times, these distinct personalities emerge like characters in some shoddy fiction. Here abstracted for your enjoyment is a list.
Person 1. I have a slight case of bi-polarity but I am medicated so I can deal with society and its demands. I am doing much better now than before. I have things under control.
Person 2. I am a veteran. I lived in Tokyo and studied. I go to Thailand every year. I study eastern religions. I meditate every day. I actually am most likely crazy and I will call the police at the least notice and blame another person for stealing statues and pouring energy drink all over some briefcase or satchel. Other than that, I’m completely okay and will never bother anyone.
This is a cross-section of a piece of society which is out there. We almost had a Person 3 who really had some issues but luckily for us we stopped there and did not move forward with him. We almost had a Person 4 who made weird statements about the room.
I don’t know who else shares a house with others out there. This is the stuff that novels are made of folks. I’ll let you get on with Friday now. My plans are to eat the great food my house mate and buddy Free makes. Then drink copious amounts of beer. Then try to forget things after I go for a nice long walk this evening. The walk is important today. I want 2 hours out.