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Apr. 21st, 2013 11:14 pm
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During my recent trip to Perth,I came to a very strong realisation of just how much I value the time I do get with my friends and family. Being so far away most of the time, I do not get the regular little contact that we so often take for granted. Walking to the shops, catching up for tea/coffee, just time. My visits pack so much, so many people into a very short space, I get several month's worth of shared time in a couple of hours.

Every moment shared is a gift.

...

Went to a friend's 50th* birthday party last night. After many, many intense cuddles,I managed about an hour's sleep, before the requirements of today made themselves known. Drained and tired, I still, possibly foolishly, still trained with Tom, but just a short physical session and lots of tea. I miss having people who really push me and I need it to develop further. Currently, I'm building my teaching skills, and crafts related to mugairyu, and these things are valuable, but do not simulate me at the same level. Of the many people I trained with last week (mugairyu and aikido) every one teaches me something new, but I learn much more and faster with those who are more skilled than I. Well be hunting new and different people to train with in the near future. We'll see what I find.


* the age span of my friends is now over 30 years. I am not surprised at this thing.
japester: (whats wrong)
Yesterday's weather follows my heart's climate.
Evil North Westerley storms, coming in to dash roofs of houses, keep me away from throwing gliders and helicopters around,
provide Great Big Gnashing Waves to dash hopes upon our shores. A calm peace, the morning after.

At least, the peace was there for a while. Asleep at 0130 this morning, the latest in over 3 weeks. *kicks self*
Up at 0930, also the latest in the same 3 weeks. The shower to try and sluice some of the aches and pains from my body. Surprisingly little aches from yesterday's 30m bicycle ride to Malaga and back, excessively achey from a dodgy night's sleep. The gloom and self directed anger that followed yesterday's weather. Shaken off as I departed the warm wetness of my womb and re-entered the world, clean once again.

I have a cute kitten. I also have a 20L bucket which contains some rain water, warming up to put into the fish tank - it's so much cleaner than tap water and I seem to always have a ready supply of it now. Every time I reach for the camera, as she climbs up the bucket, desperately trying to get to the water inside, she looks at me, looks at the camera and disappears. Do I stay, seated in this comfy couch for the rest of eternity, waiting for her to come back, camera perched at the ready on the chair arm?




Hamlet rehearsals are going well. We've all managed to slow our lines down to a reasonable pace and are now incredibly legible. yay!
There are times when I wish that I, like the other half of the cast, could lie down and die, drinking too of that poisened liquor. (this onstage, not IRL. *smack*o ho)

another morning, another lazy wakeup.

sonnet

Oct. 19th, 2005 11:40 am
japester: (contemplating oranges)
SONNET

I don’t think that I’ve been in love as such,
Although I liked a few folk pretty well.
Love must be vaster than my smiles or touch,
For brave men died and empires rose and fell
For love: girls followed boys to foreign lands
And men have followed women into Hell.

In plays and poems someone understands
There’s something makes us more than blood and bone
And more than biological demands...
For me, love’s like the wind, unseen, unknown.
I see the trees are bending where it’s been,
I know that it leaves wreckage where it’s blown.
I really don’t know what “I love you” means.
I think it means “Don’t leave me here alone.”


credit, due, not to mine own abilities, but to Neil Gaiman.

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