Thursday, October 08, 2015
There are endless wonders if you have your eyes open and make the time to notice them. There are so many horrors too, happening right this minute as I am standing in my kitchen on a grey day with my golden peachy girl. How is that possible? I have been thinking about it a lot lately.
I am reading 'The Dust that Falls from Dreams' by Louis de Bernieres and came across this passage this morning;
'...he found Sophie in her nightdress and dressing gown, sitting by the window, apparently writing in the air with her forefinger. He stood behind her and saw that she was disturbing the tiny motes that sparkled in the bright shaft of sunlight.
'Look at all the little shiny specks, swirling about,' said Sophie. 'Do you know what they are?'
'Do you? What are they?'
'They're the dust that falls from dreams.'
'The dust that falls from dreams,' repeated Fairhead, his voice full of wonder. He was only just beginning the long journey towards the revelation that he had married a truly original and remarkable woman, and felt again a pang of gratitude and incredulity.
'Yes,' said Sophie. 'This is the dust from last night's dreams. I'm writing our names. I'm writing with my finger in the dust that falls from dreams.''
I know not everyone's idea of contentment is to juice oranges with their mother or their child in a peaceful, quiet kitchen with a secure, quiet life. But I hope everyone has the opportunity to notice the dust motes, the dust that falls from dreams, and to write their names. I may have to start a 'contentment for all' movement. It's not a particularly strong rallying cry (I will work on it) but I hope you find a moment of true contentment today. I offer you a gentle fistbump across the digital divide from my kitchen to you, wherever you may be.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Now I need to organise a birthday cake to have after dinner tonight. It is so hot today I am tempted to not use the oven and just get ice-cream sundae fixings instead.
I can't believe our sweet, strong, sensitive girl is 9. Happiest of birthdays to you, lovely C.
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Friday, October 02, 2015
Do you follow Alicia Paulson's blog, dear reader? If you like beautifully crafted things and beautiful photos then I can recommend it. She is an exceptional needleworker (among other things) and her latest project is so exquisite I wanted to share it with you. I took one look at it and knew straight away that it wouldn't even make my 'maybe one day' list. 3rd Birthday Quilt.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
I wrapped up one of my little babushka/matroyshka dolls to send up north to their beautiful house in the trees near the easternmost edge of the Australia.
Welcome to the world Lucy!