Wednesday, 13 August 2008

a holiday boat


We're at home not working, and being. Unplanning days with attitude - drifting, moving, pottering and hanging out together- we're on the beach, mussels and chips with friends, dancing, laping up two types of miso soup ( one dark like treacle), we're narrowly missing rain storms whose drops catch our ankles as we scoot indoors. We're teething, screaming, washing, tidying and thinking that two kids are good but quite hard work. Today we took a bath with me and my girls in the tub together, bubbles, giggling and pink limbs in splashing water. I wrote paragraphs, sketchy and rough about sewing and bodies, made Tunisian chickpea soup with a squeeze of lemon, ate feta cheese with baguette. We drank coffee and white wine and tea and munched fleshy dripping flat peaches and wished for tiny sweet shortbread biscuits. We got cross, got happy, laughed, moaned and sighed with happiness. We finished the evening on our sofa which has transformed into a bed; a holiday boat on which we are all sailing.

4 comments:

Kruse said...

Your holiday sound so wonderful' healthy, holistic, full of family and life. My anticipated summer came to very little; working very much, so only isolated days of sun and family and now it is raining and autumn may already have taken hold.

lasuza said...

Hello Kruse,
How lovely to hear from you. I am sorry your summer wasn't as you expected. My trip to the UK was also off-key, too much rushing and not enough unplanned drifting. I am home now, have snatched a week for writing, swimming and being. I try to make the day stretch in time, last a week. I miss your blog sorely ! I hope you'll be back soon.

Kruse said...

Bless you for that nice comment. I will blog soon because although summer was a bummer, my art work has skittered about in all kinds of new ways, which will be fun to share. I'm just lazy though, summoning up the energy to blog again.

lasuza said...

I know - it's hard to keep that blogging discipline going - but I like the way it structures time, and fixes work in space, and the human connections are so rich. Can't wait to see what you've been doing!