Tuesday, November 14

L a T e L y



The year rolls onward. It's already mid November. A thunderstorm in the middle of the day brings with it thunder, and huge raindrops and when it disappears the humidity rises and everything feels cleaner and greener. Families of whales drop in at my local beach. The calves are so agile they catapult themselves entirely out of the water. The mothers and fathers ever so encouraging slapping their tails with delight. The lucky few who have spotted them glued to every movement they make. The Japanese tourists who finally understand what I'm trying to tell them are as excited as I am. I bite my tongue instead of blasting them about their scientific murder research. Another wedding. Jacaranda blossom like confetti everywhere you look. Morning beach walks. Evening beach walks. BBQ's. Mosquitoes. Cockroaches. Cats in heat. A child goes missing at the beach. 15 minutes never felt so long. The ugly and worst thoughts going through your mind. The relief when she's found. Still feeling the loss of my uncle. Planning the summer holiday. Watching old slides. Reminiscing. Road trips rock. Negotiating my exam date so our holiday can happen. Already mapping out our stops. Already imagining the blissful feeling of wide open spaces. Camping. Discovering a new part of this amazing country. Everything just feels so good right now.

3 Comments:

Blogger KDunk said...

Dana,
It's me Kdunk. Did I already send you info about my upcoming creative project? I want you to be part of it and I have like...no memory left...

If not write me at kdunkcreative@gmail.com
Sincerely!
KDunk

7:21 am  
Blogger s_hayley said...

Beautifully captured thoughts, Dani.

8:53 am  
Blogger yewenyi said...

Such a beautifyul story. Helping onthers see this world will only help a tide of opion develop and who knows eventually it will help change long held views.

12:52 am  

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