Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My spot, wheels and the nap.

Three Beautiful Things features in this week's episode of Atley Jonas' philosophy podcast The Happy Road Ahead. He was kind enough to read one of my posts in full and he made it sound like proper literature! If you've come in from there, welcome. And if you're going there from here, you're in for a treat -- Atley will fill you in on Bruce Lee probable Myers Briggs results, the bushido code of honour as well as a lovely mixed bag of quirky news stories and memes.

1. A gent in a red mobility scooter has picked a sheltered sunny spot by the castle gatehouse. I think he must be watching and waiting for spring to come in.

2. On top of the motte, at the very top of the spiral path, some boys (squeaky voices and husky voices) are looking thoughtfully at a skateboard.

3. He doesn't wake when I pull off his shoes and coat. He mutters drowsily when I lift him out of the pushchair and then lolls heavily against my shoulder. I carry him upstairs, and supporting his head just as I did when he was a newborn, I lay him down in his new bed. He rolls to this side, that side and then settles, breathing softly.

5 comments:

  1. Enjoy the sleepy time, in a few years it will all be faster

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    1. I'm dreading him dropping his nap! I think I'll try to encourage a bit of quiet time each day.

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  2. It is proper literature! I've been reading them for about 5 years now (I think - doesn't time fly!) I think your writing gets more and more evocative and polished. You describe the everyday events in such a way to make them seem precious and treasured, full of fun, love and gentleness. Gosh I never usually write that much - your inspiring me.
    Warmest Wishes to you all

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    1. Thanks Alison, you're too kind! Personally, I think the polishing has fallen off rather in the last two years. I definitely make more mistakes.

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  3. oops - you're inspiring me. tried to edit to correct this but couldn't find a way to.

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