I used to be Geek Gal. Now, I am just a middle-aged Autistic Bunny trundling into “Aunty-Hood”. But I still thrill to the touch, smell, look and whirring, clicking sounds of those little things called “tools”.
Here it is, my wonderful supportive friend, Minh, sent me this beauty, all the way from the USA. He refers to it as my new “tool”. And so it is indeed, how I love the various little things that help me do what I love to do. My autistic elemental connectivity creates channels with animate and inanimate that bind, blend and fuse in intricate ways with my Being. My “tools” become parts of me, inextricably bound, once there is an affinity established. This baby came nicely packed, with a bunch of accessories, including a Peak Design strap and a set of meticulously detailed instructions – such a help to me, because I am an ignoramus in this area. My friend has created a simple set up from which I can launch my own learning. I notice that he notices details and I cannot say how much I appreciate someone who understand my mind, and whose mind runs along similar trajectories.
And, because I love the process and unfolding of sequences through time and space, lining up toys and putting things into multidimensional categories, here is a tiny documentation of the unboxing of what my friend calls my new “tool”. It was much more richly faceted an experience than the dull photographs convey, but you’ll ‘get’ it if you do, and if you don’t, it’s ok, skip… skip… skip… over to the last bit.
I am now undergoing some online ‘training’ on how to use this “tool” better. I’ve procrastinated on this for too long, since my 2015 series of Lucy in Sonorous Repose, embedded in Sonata in Z, all shot using a Canon G11, which was also a gift from Minh. It was sadly chewed up by the late Misty Greyhound, and although I had it repaired, it never was quite the same again. I’ve started the uphill climb already, experimenting with Lucy and the other two furries, Mini-B and Tiny. Not too happy yet, it’s power-packed with myriad features that will require some concerted effort to learn, but it’s a challenge that I am relishing. I shall keep soldiering on!
Talking about tools, I did get myself a few other peripherals too, just not in quite the same league as this gem. Like this humble Zoom H1N, the cheapest simplest in the Zoom range. It does its job, and with that tiny weeny grant, it will do fine.
So, here we are, all set for a new presentation of Scheherazade’s Sea 2010 – version 2020, the tenth anniversary, fully digitalised, updated iteration!