Monday, March 13, 2017
Every Monday as the sun sets, vendors set up in the Stardust Video and Coffee (1842 Winter Park Rd, Orlando, FL 32803) parking lot for the Audubon Community Market. There was no pressing event that needed to be sketched, so I got a vegan hot dog and started sketching. It is nice sometimes to just relax and watch the shadows lengthen as world grows orange. You can find locally grown produce no hand crafted jewelry from local artists. There is something new every week.
Inside Stardust most people stare at their computers either working or playing, it is hard to tell the difference. I have been gathering tax documents the past few days. Trying to log into an online banking system, I had to navigate a maze of passwords. Although I have a long analog list on several sheets of paper, those passwords which I religiously wrote down, never seem to match the digital reality. I'm asked for the street I grew up on when I was three and I remember but my answer isn't accepted. My mothers maiden name? Of course I know that but in the digital world the names don't match. How much of my life is being wasted chasing false leads and running in circles chasing digital ghosts in the machine? Around tax season these digital walls seem overwhelming.