Sources of Joy – Day 6

Autographs, Shelley, and sacred music I lent my proofing copy of Scatterling to someone to read. We met for coffee today so that she could return the book. She wanted to buy it, instead of ordering her own online. I said that it had three errors marked in purple in it. She said she liked... Continue Reading →

Sources of Joy – Day 5

Fear, health centre, acupuncture, and kneeling in general Today's sources of joy lie in the incongruous bordering on the paradoxical. I discovered that fear has no place if one is to relish wholeheartedly in the incongruity of it all. The fear I talk of is much more unsettling than the kind of dread with which... Continue Reading →

Sources of Joy – Day 4

Video message, posterity, and tumbleweeds I am grateful today for long arms. They are useful for taking a selfie video to send a congratulatory message to my niece and fiancé who get married on the 17th in Australia. I am glad that my father always advised his two children to "be who you are". This... Continue Reading →

Sources of Joy – Day 3

Birdsong, long deadlines, a wedding, and devotion Birdsong at 06:00 reminded me that I am really a morning person, despite my love of burning the midnight oil. I got phoned from Switzerland today (Tuesday) with a request to do an effective 140-word translation by Thursday 10:00 a.m. For those of you who are not translators,... Continue Reading →

Sources of Joy – Day 2

Landlord's wife, café chats, fresh cream, and pears The landlord's second "wife" was seen sweeping outside my front door for the first time in eighteen months. With the heavy rains last week, we had a lot of topsoil and leaves run down the concrete path on the side of our apartment, part of a double-storey... Continue Reading →

Sources of Joy – Day 1

Music, song, free time, and ironing Today, a friend of long standing completed a 100 Happy Days challenge begun at the beginning of the year. I think I may well have hit the like button on every one of her posts. Call me obsessive if you like, but I suppose I was motivated by the... Continue Reading →

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