17 Aug 2011

The Water Sculpture

The water sculpture in town has a gap just big enough for an adult to slip through. I'd always wanted to pass through this gap, but felt like I would lose face acting like a child.

For a year, every time I walked by the sculpture, I would hold onto these thoughts. One day, I happened to be walking by the sculpture with you, and you teasingly nudged me toward it. But instead of running around, we locked hands and went through the water together. We came out dripping of course! Some children nearby were amazed by what they had seen. "They went through the gap!" -we heard behind us as we laughed. I wonder if the children had lost their face that afternoon, acting like children as we had.

7 Aug 2011

On Afternoons When the Rain and the Earth Have a Dispute

Listening to the sound of the rain
against the conservatory glass.
Opening the door to this is like
listening to the hum of my fridge..

6 Aug 2011


How annoying it is to be annoyed! If I make a mistake, I could laugh it off and say "I am an idiot". But if someone else, particularly those already lacking in social grace, were to laugh louder and continue to banter the same proclamation: "HA HA HA, YOU ARE INDEED AN IDIOT!", it diminishes the humour from the situation and does not sit kindly. This most profusely annoys me!