Be careful – you’ll catch a death. The sky is open, crystal clear. Frost lays
heavy underfoot and overhead there’s a cold bones moon.
It’s almost full.
Tomorrow I believe – we have already received
the Full Moon Memo from the good folk at Full Moon Info inc. It included a nice
homely on the contrast in our lives between being overworked, overwhelmed and
over-indulging and on the other hand never having enough time, and under-achieving.
It’s SO hard to capture it all in a photo
The way the sun light breaks through from
You might capture the light, but never the
chill from whence it came.
Whence – that’s a nice word; one doesn’t
here it much these days.
That’s a shame, a loss even.
You know – in the dictionary it’s right
next to ‘whensoever’.
Another fine word.
Fine words, fine wine… how are you today?
What are you listening to?
Ah – you see, that’s why I like talking to
you. You seem to understand… you just can’t capture that in the photo either,
because with all of these things – the outside chill, the defiant sunshine, the
lazy emptiness of the day AND the music – it constitutes a whole.
Along with the stove-baked harissa eggs
that you are about to serve up I believe.
So what ARE we listening to?
Cannonball Adderley – maybe we could add
one of those external editorial links so that folks can listen too.(editorial note x)
They won’t be able to small the stove-baked
harissa eggs though.
Can we create an olfactory link?
Some things have to remain absent; present
– an influence unseen, without which little makes any sense.
Ah – you refer to the fabled three bears
alluded to yesterday. If I recall you were trying to call this stuff- dark matter. (Editorial note t).
I did, only because it had come up.
How? How can dark matter come up, and how
would you know anyway?
Believe me – it does and you do; but I
don’t like the name.
Yes – it’s too causal.
I’m not sure what you mean by that but do you have a better name?
In the beginning was the soup; and the soup
I was going to ask.
Really? About the starter?
Not just that.
Then Fish cake and the Fish Cake was good
You’re going to tell me the whole meal?
I thought you were asking.
I hadn’t said anything- I was still sitting here still floating in
my dream when you interrupted my swim by saying ‘in the beginning was the soup
and the soup was good’ – in an overtly biblical, and somewhat annoying, way I
You said you were going to ask.
No, I said ‘I was going to ask’ - but you can
use reported speech if you want.
Now whose turn is it to be overtly
Did you have cheese?
Of course we had cheese! What WERE you
going to ask?
Whether you spoke about dark matter.
We didn’t need to.
Didn’t need to?
It was everywhere.
The three bears.
No – oranges marinated in their own peel, I
was stuffed. I think I might still be, I need to go for a run.