Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Sounds, red and green and clean washing.

1. Listening to Oli's songs on the car stereo on the way into work. He recorded himself playing and singing all the parts on 8-track over the weekend. It's a very strange effect to hear him harmonising with himself and playing two sorts of guitar. I wonder what the other band members of Oli and 8-tracks would be like. I imagine a sort of Jekyll, Jekyll, Hyde and Hyde scenario where he slips between band members, and has to get each one out of trouble.

2. The crimson of ruby chard and the green of runner beans in the stir fry that I cook for me and Katie.

3. The softness of my knitted coat when it has been washed and rinsed in fabric conditioner. And I love how light it feels when the water has been spun out of it in the washing machine.

26 comments:

  1. Hi, i am Melissa and i am from Australia. I keep a journal such as this for my own personal use and i am so glad to see the goodness that comes from what you write. You influence many people, as you can tell by the lovely comments that are constantly left on your site. Please never stop because you are doing something so beautiful.

    Melissa

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congrats Clare! Keep up your wonderful postings for us all to enjoy and learn from.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sometimes it takes an episode of danger or tragedy to make us realise how precious normal life can be. You are helping people to see the wonder in day to day experiences that they could otherwise take for granted. Thanks...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Reading through your blog is quite interesting. It's also got a nice structure to it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've just found your blog and thought i'd drop you a line to say how much i've enjoyed it. I've just started doing a post called Today I'm Loving... to count my blessings, it's a similar idea so I'm Loving the coincidence.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nice to see a real-life Pollyanna. I'll recommend you to my sis and mom...

    ReplyDelete
  7. hi clare just browsing and called over lovely blog and nice words hugs susan

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a wonderful blog! So nice to read GOOD things instead of some of the stuff you find online nowadays.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wicked blog you have there.

    you are an artist. urban poetry thrives in you.
    in fact, i may learn from you.

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is my first time I have come across your blog, and I love it! Do you mind if I put your link on my blog?

    ReplyDelete
  11. Just wondering if you feel any extra pressure -- to have REALLY beautiful things, or to write better, or whatever -- as a result of the Blog of Note traffic increase?

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have a friend who plays guitar and I could just listen to him forever.

    Your blog is the best EVER!

    luv,
    Annika

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love the smell and feel of freshly washed laundry. I can see how soft it is!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hello Clare,

    Your electronic diary is enjoyable and inspirational. With your permission I will write down three beautiful things that happened to me today:

    1. I outsmarted a chess player by hiding his bishop in the folds of my cardigan.

    2. I patted my stomach after a hearty breakfast to indicate that I was satisfactorily full.

    3. I found a damp glove in a lane.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Nice blog Claire. I hope that mine will have the same success...

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love your blog...

    Just this morning I read a couple of pages in "Pilgrm of Tinker Creek". She talked about all of the "pennys" that are out there. And that ya have to be in touch with your own poverty to pick them up. Most just step over them. She likened it to seeing the beauty out there. And by golly your blog adds to that...just love the things your finding...the beauty...and joy available if your able and willing to see it.

    Thanks for the heart warm...keep it up friend.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love the feeling of a warm sweatshirt against my skin when it's just come out of the dryer. Mmm.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Very nice. Inspiring for those of us who are feeling bleak.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi! I felt like giving up today and you're one of the three things that made me feel better:

    1)a girl friend just told me she loves me out of the blue

    2)another close friend left me a note saying that "I never fail to amaze her"

    3)if you can find three things to thank God for everyday...then maybe I can too...:)

    thank you very much! I'm glad Blogger made you a Blog of Note. I wouldn't have stumbled over you had it been a different case.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Clare--

    Your blog is grand, one of the three beautiful things I found last night and came back to today. And didn't you love the blossoms on those scarlet runner beans a while ago?

    Peace, shalom, salaam,

    CB

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is beautiful. :-)

    You mightlike this one, too.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I noticed how wonderful my lightweight sweater felt when it came out of the dryer and I slipped it over my head and felt how soft the warm fabric felt on my skin in the crisp autumn air.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Fabric softerner owns!!

    ** Shaun **
    My awesome blog: ohpunk.blogspot.com

    -

    ReplyDelete
  24. beautiful things are in/around us if only we can see it. I love the idea of three beautiful things. Keep recording! & thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  25. 1 wearing a pretty skirt

    2 being kissed by lover

    3 a delicious dinner with wine

    ReplyDelete

Comment Moderation is switched on: don't be alarmed if your comment doesn't appear right away.