Saturday, 24 April 2010

Of Lilac Nights and Days


1. Not available, 2. in the shade, 3. Berry Luminous, 4. Autumn - Morning #5
Take them then, my curls, and stay a while 'til morning; leave me with blue skies and your boots by the door...

I woke this morning in those moments before dawn; the world still, pale and a thousand shades of blue, that blackbird the only sound. It made me itch for blank notebooks and fresh sheets, steaming tea in the early light and the scent of lilacs and salt on the breeze... Today the sky is white not blue and the wind blows in from the south, whispering in foreign tongues and making promises it will never keep.
I'm into the last few weeks for college, as usual I'm surrounded by papers, piled high or pinned to walls, I need to find some order to it, stitch it all together somehow. I always work this way, I leave the narratives strung across my studio walls, catching the light and the breeze until the last possible moment, it's the fear that if I put them in order and hand them over that no one else will see what I see...

Today I have the urge to just run. The house smells like summer and the lost boys are waiting for me to finish the story but there hasn't been a star in the sky for three days... Today I love blueberry cake for breakfast and those swallows flying home. I love slow food and slow travel, slow days and slower nights. I love, love and all its kindness and loathe bitter words, hurtful and cruel. Today the woman I want to be has long dark hair, she is kindness and bravery and she shares beauty like other women share candy. She can finish that story, she can close her eyes and know his heart and she doesn't ever doubt...

7 comments:

Caroline Cakewise said...

How is your blog always so beautiful?! Your writing makes me want to daydream away... xx

Joanne Angelina said...

I love this post. Great pictures and overall blog in general..take care!

Erica Pru said...

Your words are so beautiful they make me shiver. They make my day :)

Gillian said...

How do you do that?! You make it all beautiful! Love seeing what's inside that pretty, pretty head... And I want to know how that story ends too! Hunter, Woodcutter, Wolf, Prince or Bear?! ;)

Indie.Tea said...

Those are so pretty! And so perfectly matched!
Hope you are well...

Daphne said...

Your writing is wonderful. I love your blog. I think you could just take a simple thing, use your words and turn it into something beautiful. You're a true artist, you breathe words. xx
love
Daphne

Lola-Elise said...

Absoloutly love your blog, this post is wonderful!