Houston is doing that to me a little bit right now. I have been hanging around, waiting for Houston to come into its creative own, looking for signs of creative life. Hints of it surfaced here and there, but still it has sometimes felt difficult to actually find people to do creative things with.
Last week, literally weeks before our departure, a new place opened for people to rent space and make things. People close to me know that I have wanted to try this for sewing; every time I pack up my heavy machines that do not get daily use, I wonder why more us don't share these things. I have even sketched out a rough idea for a business model. But the constant moving has stopped me from actually going for it because I was terrified of having to leave it behind. Anyway, I'm not bitter that someone else did it first; I'm happy it exists because it makes so much sense. I'm just disappointed that it didn't happen two years ago, when I could be part of it.
Regardless, Houston, you are looking better already, and I'm sure it's not out of the question that I will be back. Maybe we will make things together at some point in the future. In the meantime, good luck to Houston Makerspace!
(I couldn't help but add the photo of this cool bus stop bench around the corner.)