birds flying high…

darlings

a few pictures before we turn in for the night because it’s unlikely we’ll have time to Post in the morning – two conferences – and a      l   o    n   g     drive between them – lots of singing in the car no doubt – maybe this:

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Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Breeze driftin’ on by you know how I feel

It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good

Fish in the sea you know how I feel
River running free you know how I feel
Blossom in the trees you know how I feel

It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good

Dragonflies out in the sun you know what I mean, don’t you know
Butterflies all havin’ fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when the day is done
And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me

Stars when you shine you know how I feel
Scent of the pine you know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel

It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good

Songwriters: LESLIE BRICUSSE, ANTHONY NEWLEY

#newLife plotting, inspiration, action and dreams.

darlings

we went to a Reading with a writer-compadre last night and talked about creating-work and plot lines and beats in narrative and all sorts of interesting things that writers talk about – including the two of us (who had never met in RL before now although we’ve been writing back and forth in a fragmented story-line for almost two years – isn’t the interweb glorious?)

then we went online and checked our photography choices for the exhibition and learned that our lovely portraits of a lovely author are being chosen as The new Author Headshot for their new site (which makes us Terribly Pleased) and we remembered to ask another Friend/model when she next has a blonde-ing-appointment so we can schedule Her portrait and so on……

while we wait this morning for a 10AM conference call (so nice to do these on the princess phone) for a digital consultancy gig we’re doing (or rather she’s doing – we’ll be lying down listening to a Radio 4 BBC show during that hour) and then answer emails from prospective digital clients and sort out future lessons (did we tell you about the Lessons? doing our first few as soon as we get Back from NYC)

starting-again

you see Nothing is fixed.

when people say “what do you do?” in that Nancy Mitford non-U way (the real Upper Classes, of course, do – or did – nothing but Tend the Land and Protect Their Heritage and so would never Ask such a Q) we pause.

we do three things.

we say or sometimes we say:

can we just talk about films that we’ve both seen and loved?

because usually:

what do you do?

really means:

are you useful – to us?

and the larger Universe spiritual answer is “of course” but not in the way you’d expect (because people always get very uplifted and excited when we start to get going about music and plays and life and movies and photographs and roses and Lovely Things).

so if we do get Honest *sighs* and talk about what-we-do we give them a precis of The Bio. and leave-it-at-that and hope we can return to talking about Lovely Things.

we know we’re meant to be all Thrusting and go-getting and furthering-our-bank-account – and maybe we will, in time.

but really all we want to do is do the digital therapy lessons (because one meets the Most Interesting People when doing Those) and a few consulting clients who have products/services we Adore (until the bank account gets drained and then we’ll probably take on some we only-sort-of-feel-lukewarm-about but We Hope Not) and then take Photographs and have Exhibitions but mostly write books-for-teens and novels for people-who-have-been-heartbroken-but-love-LaVieCashmere and helpful beautiful books perhaps in-a-series (we adore a series) and maybe, just maybe (*innerSqueal*) not only write movies but (*inhale*) directthemtoo (said quickly and with a shy little moue).

as the boys from Essex said – it’s a new life indeed.

there’s necessarily a Slight (ok, maybe not slight) Wait until All This Takes Off (and maybe one thing takes off More than the Others) – so we do something on each Strand of our Life each day and feel like we’re in forward motion (although we do Take Naps – for the creative replenishment of course in a dreamlike state) and Try not to Panic.

and After we’ve done all that Action?

we fill up the well again: making sumptuous and lovely suppers, while reading, writing, dreaming, roses, photography, friends, evenings-out-with-writers, naps, movies, walking, driving-while-singing-loudly, watching Danish television DVDs sent from abroad (thanks, dad), Requesting Materials from (2 different) Libraries, and generally getting Inspired all over again.

delicious.

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the only drawback to a life with three strands?

one needs to get up Terribly Early.

and be Alert for clues.

just saying ;-)

thanks ever so much for stopping by…….and now we need to get back to writing a Haiku because Heather suggested we did and Suze is running a Haiku friday moment

you see?

a life of wondrous twists and turns and miniature poems.

 

the stemist private view, gallery visit and a cup of tea.

darlings

a truly lovely afternoon with the stemist to see his latest work (in a gallery) and a private view of some of his earlier pieces, in situ at his new abode – such a splendid, thought-provoking, colo(u)r-filled rhapsody in chenille stem.

enjoy…….we took a Lot of pictures.

and had a cup of tea (not shown) and some sparkling conversation and serious catching-up-on-our-Lives-thus-far.

the stemist and teamgloria found that we both have Quite Different lives from a Year ago………which is a thrilling aspect of Life and bravery and making different choices and getting book deals and falling in love and finding new sources of employment and moving house and generally taking a Leap into the Delicious unknown……Thrilling, indeed, darlings.