Some days are just beautiful. Yesterday I finished chapter 30 of Once Upon a Wager and started 31. I think I only have about four chapter to go…I know I keep saying that, but this time I think it’s true. I can see the way to the heart of the maze and it feels so good. I woke at four-thirty this morning and couldn’t fall back to sleep so I got up and read the news, but after the Goblin left for work I went back downstairs to make my breakfast listening to U2’s Electrico (the live version from Sunday Bloody Sunday) feeling like dancing…maybe I was dancing…it’s a blur. When I stepped into the kitchen I was entranced by the light coming in the window over the tulips my friend Anita gave me last Wednesday. I stood there half asleep admiring the light falling through the curtains on the petals and then ran like a mad woman upstairs (luckily I didn’t slip on the rug covered stairs and break my neck) for my camera knowing the light could pass any minute. Back in the kitchen I started snapping and miraculously remembred to look at them from uncommon positions to see what I could see. I had to share my favorite shots.
After breakfast I did some writing and then went for a walk. I was hoping to take a decent picture of me as this past Saturday the Goblin took me to the mall and helped me find some makeup. I needed a dark blonde eyebrow pencil (part of my eyebrows are white so from a few feet I look like someone snuck up on me while I was asleep and shaved part of them off). While I was there, the lady persuaded me to try the violet mascara and the Goblin really liked it and I liked it so I now look like I have eyelashes again. Black and dark brown did NOT suit me (all the lower lashes on one of my eyes are all white). As I have new glasses I wanted to get a good shot for my family…because they must be dying to see what I look like… Ok maybe not, but they’ll get one anyway. I had a beautiful walk. There were enough clouds to give a variable light.
The last shot I took of myself was the best (I think I took thirty-odd shots – hopefully all the cars that drove by assumed I was taking photos of something across the road). It’s been a beautiful day…beautiful music. Yesterday I found a second hand copy of Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road at the charity shop (I’ve owned two albumns, a tape and now I have the CD that cost me less than the evil i-tune ripoff download price) and I’ve been singing along at the top of my lungs…thankfully we don’t have any neighbors or they’d have called the police and complained about the unholy wracket disturbing the morning peace.