11 . 19

I have a fondness for piers and boardwalks. Places I could sit and dangle my legs above the tree canopy or the ocean… if only I wasn’t in such a tremendous hurry to be somewhere else all the time. +++ I was reading an article about food memoir this morning (hands up who loves this […]

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11 . 18

one alone remained. all supernatural bewilderment heavy enough for any dream. +++ Every morning for the past few days I’ve been making weird blackout poems. I’m doing this in one of the secondhand books I bought on the weekend. This is one from a couple of days ago.

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11 . 17

I finally bought plane tickets to go see my parents next month. This feels like a triumph as I have been meaning to do it for a week. I’ll take my victories wherever I can get them. One of my sisters is on the island this week so we got to share a meal together […]

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11 . 16

Sometimes I feel like it doesn’t matter how fast I move, I’m not going to be able to keep pace with the world. Then I wonder why I’m trying to. I also wonder if people throughout the ages have felt this same way, or if it’s just now that things feel like they’re moving faster […]

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11 . 15

We wake early during the week, so a 6am start this morning feels like a sleep in. It’s still raining – the sunshine forecasted seems implausible today. But we are booked on the 7:30am car ferry so I get up and make ‘train breakfasts *’ for the journey. We have raincoats and walking shoes. We […]

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11 . 14

A rainy day in spring is suitable for reading; a rainy day in summer is suitable for playing chess, a rainy day in autumn is suitable for going over things in the trunks or in the attic; and a rainy day in winter is suitable for drinking . – Zhang Chao Rain here today, so […]

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11 . 13

Nic is away at a conference in Vegas from next Sunday until Tuesday the week after. Whilst he’s away, I plan for my evenings to be filled with Yin yoga, a new photography project, and movies. Here’s what is on my to-watch list: Daughters of the Dust (via Ann Friedman) Lady Bird (thanks to Andrea) […]

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