Day 5: smidgins of joy
Smidgins of joy are like spontaneous beads of perspiration seeking solace in a desk fan at full blast.
Someone gave me a dish of cooked beetroot last week to which I added homegrown sliced onion. The smidgin of joy came yesterday when I returned the dish with a generous couple of handfuls of prunes, from plums I dried on a rack I made myself.
I ate a tomato at breakfast time, and threw the bits into a vegetable bed, where they can self-seed after I have moved house.
I dislike the sound of my desk fan intensely. The occasional blast brings joy, in the form of physical relief, although I prefer milkshakes of the iced coffee variety.
It is too hot to think of any other smidgins, except a five-year-old bestseller by Ruby Wax, called Sane New World which I have just downloaded. There is a long excerpt here. Google Play lets you pay via PayPal. Oh, what a smidgin of joy that was!
I shall read it in the evenings with my feet up to minimise swelling, and the fan on high speed, oscillating.
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