harpsichords and chandeliers, labyrinths and ocean views

darlings

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….

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but then – earlier – a different mood overtook us entirely (and wonderfully)

it had a soundtrack like this:

https://soundcloud.com/cornerstonela/beach-boys-the-11-pacific

and required driving-to-Malibu —–

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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

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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 –

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divine.

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