5, Normal life
Having two kids and my first house purchase, I settled down to normal life, washing my car and mowing the lawn each Sunday. Boredom set in and I started brewing wine, playing pool and lusting after loose women. Being showed the error of my ways by a friend who thought I was in need of psychological intervention, I joined a local cult to gain stability and a more ‘ethical’ life. My marriage suffered badly and finally my wife, exploring greener pastures, ran off with the cult leader.
My marriage in ruins and no thoughts of my future, I abandoned the engineering life for a more relaxed existence in the cultish way. Living off the proceeds from the sale of my house, I had a good time for a while, but I was soon on a downward path, that in the end, was to lead me to my salvation. But not from my little group ‘Art and Soul’ that I had high hopes for.
It was at this point in my life I met Maria, who was to be the next Mrs Gordon. Maria was returning from the States and was planning to return, I on the other hand had other ideas for us. Maria was bright and full of life’s enthusiasm and like me she was totally broke. . . We needed a plan and along came the man with the magic beans!
Art and Soul: Maria, Chris, me and Chris