Some of you will have noticed that I have been peeking round the cyber curtain lately, much like the child who has been sent to bed on the night of the party, but can’t resist peering round the door to see what the grown ups are doing.
And, like that child, I am enjoying my glimpses into the other room ( of WordPress ). Am I ready to cast aside the curtain and boldly enter into your presence? Not quite. Not yet. I am still busy gathering up the riches of a lovely warm autumn; storing them away for the winter ahead.
I have also been gathering memories, like this one. In April I spent time with my parents who live in Australia. My mother and I worked on a small art project which involved threads and beads and ribbons and decorative butterflies. When it was finished I held it up, and said to my mother, “It’s very pretty but I have no idea what we have made, or what it is for? What do you think it is for ?” She looked at it, uncertainly, and said, after a moment’s reflection, ” A wigwam for a goose’s bridle.”
I laughed. A truer word was never spoken. (Though I don’t think she meant the saying in its “mind your own business” sense. It was more that she thought we had made something nonsensical!)
And with that piece of nonsense, I am going to retire for the night. I love knowing you are just on the other side, with your songs and stories, your words and your wisdom, your photos and fine art, your feelings and foibles, your heart, your smiles. In the hush of my room I listen to the hum of your cyber chatter. Bliss…….