SUPERSTITION

Originally posted on THE ONLY CIN:
I’ve wasted seven bags of salt; a handful flung for each small spill, supposedly keeping the devil at bay. My granny said I should! I’ve lost the chance to meet my fortune, all because of old wive’s tales: I’ll never venture past the garden gate if the thirteenth falls…

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PLAYING HIDE-AND-SEEK WITH ELUSIVE PURPOSE

Originally posted on THE ONLY CIN:
WARNING/DISCLAIMER: VERY DEEP POST, NOT ABOUT FOOD. I had a deeply intense conversation with a new friend yesterday. We sat in the shade in my garden and she related her story of a particularly wretched time in her life and her recovery through taking a course of a-three-weekend programme,…

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WHILST WASHING I WISHED…NO, WAIT!

There are times, as a diligent and lifelong diarist, that you find yourself in periods where your landscape feels overwhelming. When your surrounding atmosphere and energy forces collide to make the most spectacularly gentle geography explode in front of your eyes and makes your fingers pause above the page or keyboard  – even while writing…

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SELF-PORTRAIT IN ROSY BELLIBUTTON

Originally posted on THE ONLY CIN:
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Self Portrait. In her book, The Thornbirds, Colleen McCullough describes a dress-fabric in a shade of ‘ashes of roses’. I was entranced and it became my personal favourite palette forever, with periodic and brief forays into brights. But I always return to pastels… Montage on…

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