Sometimes when I think of writing this blog, a topic is fairly itching to be aired. Sometimes there are several competing ideas in my head. Sometimes it has been clear to me for days what I will discuss, and I’ve been turning over phrases in my head, with the structure of the piece is already laid out in my thoughts. And sometimes as now, I look out over the vista of my imaginative landscape and it’s just a vast, empty desert. Nothing but sand blowing in the wind.

I look back desperately over the past week. Nothing happened worthy of recounting. I went to the optician. I had lunch with friends. I bought two pairs of socks and two pairs of black trousers. I ate less than in previous weeks. I finished reading This Boy by Alan Johnson. I bought a pipette – an eye dropper – to water the flowers in my ikebana arrangement. It’s not the stuff of epics, is it?

No piece of philosophical wisdom occurred to me that I can share with you. No witticisms are waiting to be released. No-one even annoyed me! The week was mild, grey, wet. January is dull! Roll on spring-time.

PS But I did see snowdrops at Wakehurst!

About adhocannie
I am a good natured woman with a long memory and a swift tongue. I like loooking at things and thinking about them. Also food, clothes, travel, reading, sewing. I try to see the ridiculous in things, but sobriety of reflection keeps edgting in. I have husband, children, grandchildren, friends... I feel rich in things that matter. I am a happy exile. I like writing. I do not like talking about me (though I do.). You willl be much more interesting.

2 Responses to DULL

  1. Elizabeth Roberts says:

    This sounds like Thomas Hood’s poem about November – do you know it?
    I have a friend who actively (or perhaps inactively) believes in winter as a time for hibernation – a necessary low, dull time which we need in order to be ready to flourish and burst with creativity in the spring.

    I envy you the Wakehurst snowdrops. If John took a photo, it would be good to see it.

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