Monday 12 March 2012 11.55pm
jackie rokotnitz wrote:
I like the E&C because it's totally unlike and unlikely. If you say you live in the Elephant you get all sorts of strange looks and raised eyebrows...I LOVE that.
Absolutely agree with this. I just love it when someone asks where I live, and when I tell them E&C, they say something along the lines of 'Oh, Cath! They sell DRUGS there!' or something equally as daft. It always highlights to me the misguided preconceptions people are happy to drift through life with, without even entertaining the idea of quashing those preconceptions.
I have never felt unsafe or threatened here, I have never felt alone, I have never felt like an outsider. Elephant is all embracing and, alright, it might need a lick of paint here and there, but I genuinely find that quite enchanting. I guess it boils down to the old adage of 'beauty is more than skin deep'.