we felt so (wonderfully) conflicted today.
firstly there was a sudden urgent desire to hear a harpsichord:
and then there was a need for chandeliers and foreign films and beautiful dresses rustling silky-sharp-with-wit and wisdom and the dark nature of desire….
(thank you to miss jules berlin for the adorable card!)
but then – earlier – a different mood overtook us entirely (and wonderfully)
it had a soundtrack like this:
and required driving-to-Malibu —–
and then turning right and past the sentry at the gate and up the winding canyon and up some more until – yes – right up there – we *exhaled* and wondered at the View
have you walked a labyrinth recently?
it’s Such a fine way to focus and be quiet and generally walk out all the frustrations of the year and think a little while – or not think, actually – and just concentrate on the next moment and suddenly the mind clears and you look up and there you are – in the middle – and everything is completely as it needs to be. and so you slowly retrace your steps, a lot calmer now, and smiling, and then it is done.
the year is almost over.
we listened to more sunny southern california music on the drive home.
and then – because night has fallen on this part of the world –