Grey skies sit over Surrey and I am enjoying the peace and quiet of home.
I felt an enormous sense of relief today. I have spent the last week waiting on
a chest x-ray as a result of this silly flu that has been lingering weeks on end.
I am sure you can imagine what a weeks worth of google searches resulted in :)
I was so relieved to hear that my lungs are clear...a huge weight was lifted.
I filled the air with music, carried on with my consumption of green tea,
sat at my desk and took a deep sigh...carefully.
(the cough still lingers.)
I thought of a post and wasn't sure where to start.
I looked around and realised
it was right in front of me, my desk,
and on it sits....
My collection of cards waiting for a recipient...
My lovely New Zealand paua shell heart from friends Lisa and Susan
and a sweet little blue star from my long time friend Kathy.
We met the first day of college in 1979 and I remember it like it was yesterday.
On my desk...a writing pad covered with some of my favourite pictures...
Thatcher Island Twin Lights along Cape Ann...
A little cottage by the sea in Rockport...
and a row of Adirondack chairs in an open field in New Hampshire.
A reminder to sign up for a photography class
at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
A few recent book purchases...
and a little inspiration from my daughter Claire
Something I hold near and dear from my blogging world...
beautiful words about Collage of Life
from Christina at River Rose.
Those scribbles that I never seem able to throw away...from
posts written long ago...
My colourful little Chinese friend to remind
me that everything has a way of working out.
and last but not least just because I love this painting...
'The Room with a View'
by Duncan Grant 1919
Painting of Vanessa Bell
at home in Charleston, Sussex
How about you, what sort of keepsakes do you keep on your desk?