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I'd intended not to do too much dancing last night at Cornucopia, after boogieing round half of Belfast in the hot sun yesterday at the Pride Parade. But who am I to resist a dance floor and a beat? In the end I danced copiously, whilst also enjoying watching a certain young lady get friendlier and friendlier with a handsome gentleman nearby. Her night ended up with snogging outside the venue door and a big grin in the taxi home. Bless! :)

It was a great night, and a great follow-on from the Pride Parade. The absence of people like captainlucy, davesangel and finthecat, who are all abroad, was felt, but the music was excellent, the dancing superb, and of course we did have the addition of the lovely kuro_ryoushi for her first Cornie as a Belfast resident. I must have looked pretty fine, too, because about ten people told me so over the course of the evening - some of them complete strangers who'd come over for the express purpose of doing so.

Yet it was sad night also, because for me it was my last Cornie as a Belfast resident. I may only have made about four out of the twelve Cornucopias (or Cornucopiae, strictly speaking) which have been on while I've been here, but it isn't just the night itself, is it? It's what it represents - a focal hub for a group of people I've come to know and love, in a city I've come to know and love, where I can do things I love to do (viz. dressing up and dancing). I spent quite a lot of time towards the end of the evening sitting watching Underworld which was being projected, silently, on a big screen, and feeling all pre-emptively achy with the wrench of having to leave.

Anyone who chose to consult my livejournal archive for around this time last year would find a series of increasingly maudlin and nostalgic posts, prompted by the imminent prospect of having to leave Oxford. Posts like this one, for instance. I remember feeling the same thing when I left Bristol after doing my degree there, too. And now it's starting here, and the fact that I'll be leaving Belfast to return to last year's object of pining and regret doesn't seem to be doing anything to ease the pain. It doesn't matter - I've invested emotionally in Belfast now, so wherever I was going on to, it would hurt to leave.

Heu, I really hope this coming academic year turns out to be the last one for which I'm working on a short-term contract with an uncertain future. There are only so many times I can go through this. :(

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wardrobewitch
Aug. 7th, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
Well, I had lots of fun last night. My feet are killing me today because of all the dancing. :D
finthecat
Aug. 8th, 2005 03:56 am (UTC)
i missed you lot tooooo
im pissed off that i missed alot of stuff and i wants hugs! i havent had one since i got here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
in fact i havent SPOKEN to anyone apart from dee,dad and deb since i got here

i think im lonely
strange_complex
Aug. 8th, 2005 08:22 am (UTC)
You will have many hugs when you come back here! Not long to go now.
captainlucy
Aug. 8th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
*hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug*
*hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug*
*hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug*
*hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug*
*hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug*
*hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug*
*hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug*
*hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug**hug*
wardrobewitch
Aug. 8th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
Thinking of you
*eHugs* *eHugs* *eHugs* *eHugs* *eHugs* *eHugs* *eHugs*
*eHugs* *eHugs* *eHugs* *eHugs* *eHugs* *eHugs* *eHugs*
captainlucy
Aug. 8th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a fun and somewhat ... interesting night was had! :D
wardrobewitch
Aug. 8th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, it was very interesting.
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