Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 10

Hello. It’s nice to be back here; like unlocking the front door after a vacation and then stepping inside, and it smells just right, and the magazines on the table in the entryway are right where I left them, but now have a layer of dust.


The wind is hard and fierce today. The side gate, apparently, isn’t latched properly; it slams shut every so often, making the walls shudder; sending Nelly into my lap and the cats under the sofa. When I took Nelly out, we went the short way to the end of the street, running past a creaking tree bent, by the wind, toward the road. Two boxers and a poodle live in the last house we come to before we turn around. Nelly sat, as she invariably does, refusing to budge, until they came outside. Then she stood, stretched, cocked her head and watched them behind the bars of their gate: two menacing and muscular; one high-pitched and frenetic. On the way back home, we stopped at the water’s edge to see the restless waves up close, until cold sea water flooded my boots.


So much is happening right now, and all of it feels too big and too small to mention here. Suffice it to say that we are well, and doing our best, trying to find the balance between taking in the elements and letting them take over.

More soon.

8 comments:

likeschocolate said...

Hello again! It is such a busy time of the year; however, I wouldn't change it for a thing. Happy Weekend!

Pam said...

Your Dear Readers have missed you. I'm thinking of you, hoping for peace and comfort.
Advent Blessings!

house on hill road said...

I've missed you! xoxox

Di Hunter said...

Hello! Welcome back!
I've missed you. Good to hear all is well. Happy Thoughts and Wishes for the Christmas and New Year season. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Di. xx

Penelope P. said...

Lovely to find a post here. Life really is so busy, that balance is often elusive! Have a lovely Christmas . Pennyxxx

susan said...

So nice to hear from you glad everyone is well.

Anonymous said...

Missed you! Joyous holidays to you and yours.

chai ling said...

welcome back! have been stopping by occasionally from the work desk to see if you are back :)