Was doing my commute this morning. Everyone should have a 5 hour round trip as a commute, it builds character. But, day 5 in and still adjusting, I caught my reflection and was horrified at the drawn Universal monster reflection intermittently thrown back at me via the train carriage windows. First time in my life I actually contemplated putting on make-up first thing in the morning for work. That started me down a dark path that I cut off quickly to look for positives.
I’m certainly getting a lot of knitting done.
In the Guildford station the Bike Racks has a sign saying Beware Cyclists. Some bright spark had added graffiti underneath so that it read beware of “Adrian”. (That reminds me I saw him the other day. This was like an affirmation, that all speculation to the contrary, Mad Dog Adrian, like Quatto, Lives!) This is only someone who grew up in Perth's eastern suburbs would understand.
This morning only one day after the solstice and already it was lighter earlier. Like the world itself is eager to hurtle towards spring. The air was softer as it would be after a storm, but it seemed more accepting. Still that could be deceptive. Like the dragons’ exhalation of breathe that comes out of the train tunnel as the Dragon Train pulls into the underground stations. You’d swear it was a real breeze. Maybe one day a real Dragon will follow his roar instead of a train jam packed with sardined commuters. but there are other things. Like the terrazo tiles made with pea gravel aggregate which, when polished look like micro solar system with the concentric rings. The tiles are orange and almost pleasant.
Grandson Cuddles on the couch briefly this morning. Girls might smell of sugar and spice and all things nice but boys have that little promise of wildness and the men they might become in their smell. I accept the cuddles and the kisses, sticky though they may be, as all too soon they will be too big for cuddles. I hope that day never comes.
Tonight I will write my goals for the coming year in gold ink onto bay leafs and burn them to send the intent into the universe. I intend to be much happier. Maybe also write things I am letting go on the back to bring it to a nice little circle. For every positive intent there will be a negative behaviour I will release too. Here’s hoping.