I’ve been blogging for over ten years now, but at the end of last year, after years of “being pecked to death by ducks” (Maya Angelou) I crashed and burned into early retirement. So, this blog that was me, no longer feels like me. It just doesn’t fit who I am now, or rather who I am becoming now. I lost my mojo, here.
So, I am starting a new life https://million-petalledflower.com/ and in time, after those who might consider following me have had time to look up my new address, I will probably archive this site.
If we don’t meet again, well thank you for your friendship and love. What a great decade we have had together and I loved walking the blogging path with each and every one of you. Life goes on, and change is good for the soul, so I hope we meet again, and very soon.
Last night, Peppercorn, now aged two and one quarter years, was having trouble sleeping. Her parents both had work today. So I gathered Peppercorn up in her Grobag/sleeping bag and carried her out to the balcony overlooking the river.
it was raining and we could hear the rain joining the river and see the lights of the high rises in the CBD disappear behind mist and fog. An event centre on the opposite river bank had string of lights, ending in a bright blue light that dazzled Peppercorn.
She cuddled into my arms and we chattered very softly under she started to yawn and rub her eyes, ready to settle back into sleep.
i know she won’t remember our night time moment, but I know I will for it was so precious. The city, the river and the rain as we sat together in the night shadows. Feeling very, very grateful and lucky today.
After several tumultuous months we are seeing hope, peace and simplicity on our horizon. Today I have a superb view of the Brisbane River from my armchair in our Daughter’s apartment. It may be a cloudy day, but I have the river and all its sounds and activity, as well a couple of great books and a superb bottle of white chilling. All I have to do is prepare dinner!
If I get energetic, I can go downstairs and sit on the lawn and watch the world go by…