Thursday, October 26, 2006

In/out, memorabilia and I can.

1. I leave my curtains open when I get home at 5.30pm to let in the last of the day light and so I can compare the driving grey blue foggy rain outside with the warm creams and browns colours in my flat.

2. Reminders of Africa and all the beautiful things that trip generated. In particular, roibos tea that recalls a refreshing drink after a long walk; and the noise of my boiler starting up the central heating, which makes me think of the 'blissful ablutions' at Umvuvu Bush Camp..

3. In yoga we did a pose that I always think I shouldn't be able to do, but I can. It is Vasisthasana -- the side plank pose.

10 comments:

  1. There's this pun about crack, where it could be my butt crack, the crack between my girl's boobs, or the crack my brother smoked out on an antena.

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  2. It is good thing to opne curtain to let in fresh air and aroma of nature.

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  3. I am very happy to visit the blog written by you everyday.
    i live in china. and i am not sure how much hours behind your country. now i am studying english in free time. i also learn something from your blog. thanks!

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  4. clare! i understand about the roibos tea! i was in africa for 4 months (mostly in zimbabwe) i brought some roibos home w/ me to candad. as soon as it was gone i spent months finding some that tasted 'african' enough.... finally i did at my local grocery store! i've been blissfully drinking ti since. it tastes like africa to me and i can close my eyes and see all my zimbabwean friends in their chitangis w/ their babies on their backs and smiles on their faces... and i relaize that what i'm tasting is 'home'.. oh, to be back in the other land my heart calls home

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  5. oops... i looked back and am ashamed that i spelled my country's name wrong... it's CANADA where i live... the first land that my heart loves

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  6. I love it when I go to yoga and I can do something I thought I couldn't do, or that I hadn't been able to do previously. Come to think of it, I like it when that happens anywhere, not just yoga!

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  7. I actually quite liked Dayna's misspelling of her homeland. I thought it might have been a kind of pet name. Nice seeing all the different countries represented in your comments Clare.

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  8. i love when i go home in the evening and feel like curling up, the color of your walls full of shadow at twilight, trying to figure out what color that actually is. the trouble is that the light is continually changing at dusk... it isn't the color but the change i love, perhaps, giving the color a depth because it's full of what it was and what it is becoming at the same time.

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  9. Hi Clare,

    I really like the links you make in your posts. I looked at the yoga page today and have added it to my favourites. I'm also hooked on word imperfect. Thanks once again for your inspirational blog.

    Sara

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  10. i only spent a week in south africa, had rooibos tea maybe once, but i've fallen in love with it since we returned. it's both calming and invigorating (if that's possible). the taste that reminds me most of africa is ostrich.

    as for your pose: MORE POWER TO YOU! i've never taken yoga, but a fitness group i used to belong to would incoporate some of it and that was always the hardest for me. what can i say? i'm a soft-bellied american!

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