Monday, January 12, 2015
Finally Some Snow
So today I have errands to do. I will have to tear myself away from my various projects.........my new painting, my origami, and my puzzle. I sit in the various chairs that are at the ready at each station, ignoring the clutter and dirt piling up around me. Late in the afternoons, when I have fed and walked the dogs, I read. All day the lives of the characters in my book come and go in my mind. I wonder what they are doing while I am away.
Speaking of books , I am enthralled with the idea of blogger Pamela's latest. She inspires me to seek out books I would never have thought to get and have bought some of her recommendations. Her reviews draw me in. Like me, she loves words and they way they are put together. Plot, even content, comes second, the clothes line that holds up the words. Or that is the way I think. On her recommendation, I read Proust in small doses, savoring the words and his way of seeing. I've never been a fast reader.....sometimes I think I may even be moving my lips like a child learning to read. Every word, every noun, every verb, every adjective, every preposition, receives my attention equally. When I am happily occupied in other ways, I am still aware of my present book, waiting for me like a treat I have put in the refrigerator to eat later. So, Pamela, I would love to read the book you talked about in your last post. I have every confidence I would love it.
I sat down at the computer to post my picture of the chickens. I've wandered away, possibly subconsciously avoiding leaving the house to go to the bank, the post office, and the grocery store. My breakfast coffee is still sitting beside the newspaper I have not read. I need to move.....