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Saturday, 15 January 2011
“I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It's amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor.” - D.H. Lawrence
A routine Saturday at home – and how much I appreciated that! The ordinary things in life, the routine, the tiresome little nothings, the chores, the things that we do many times grudgingly, we tend to brush under the carpet and we so often bemoan them. However, it is only in adversity, when we lose them that we really appreciate them. All of these sweet little nothings make our everyday life what it is and it is those little routines, which can irritate us, that are the richness of which we are robbed when disaster strikes.
As Brisbane and Queensland take stock of the damage and clean up, I am sure they would rather have had a routine Saturday like me, full its little annoying chores and everyday tasks, the nothings that make us feel at home.
Here is a beautiful Adagio by Greek Composer Eleni Karaïndrou, well known for many of the wonderful film scores she has composed.
I have been blogging daily on this platform for several years now. It is surprising that I have persisted as the world is changing and "microblogging" is now the norm. I blog to amuse myself, make comment on current affairs, externalise some of my creativity, keep notes on things that interest me, learn something new and to surprise myself with things that I discover about this wonderful, and sometimes crazy, world we live in.
I sometimes get the impression that I am on a soapbox delivering a monologue, so your comments are welcome.