Thursday, October 23, 2008

Daily Living Obsession

"I tried to advise her, "said Bella. " I pointed out that when we were young we broke away from this tyranny of domesticity," said Bella, her color high. "She said why? and I told her we wanted to live for bigger things: movements, ideas, causes."
"What did she say to that?"
"She said, That's just it. You had causes. You didn't live.' The girl is obsessed with living, daily living, that's all you can call it," said Bella, more than ever incensed.
China Court
Rumer Godden
That is what I have been doing these days. Living, daily living....that's all you can call it, and I love my obsession!

the 13th of October

Friday, the 13th, and at last the weather has turned cooler. I breathe deeply as I turn off the air-conditioner and slide open a few windows...