Monday, August 12, 2013
So I did sit yesterday morning, and it felt great. I got back to being my old cranky self in the afternoon, of course, because sitting is never a magical instantaneous cure for anything -- in fact, as I recall, the teachers say you should sit with no objective in mind other than to sit. Still, I'm gad I did, and I plan to continue.
The plywood walls are going up around the neighborhood to protect shrubbery, lawns and storefronts from the upcoming Notting Hill Carnival -- in fact these very walls, which I photographed last year, are up on our housing estate once again. In a possibly unrelated development, our local giraffe graffiti has gained a colorful new shirt.
Dave is going back to work today. I'm still free until next Monday, though, so maybe I'll get out and do something fun on my own. For one thing, I'm going to finish the book I'm reading now, "Rules of the Wild" by Francesca Marciano, which I really like. It's basically a soap opera, but an intelligent one, about expats living in Kenya. It's been so long since I've read a book that's really drawn me in -- so many of my recent reads have been work. I was beginning to doubt my ability to enjoy reading, which was scary. Guess I was just choosing bad books!