Though the circular round-and-round of routine be the bulk of life's affairs, make an occasional jutting diversion - of fun, love, or something that will outlast you - so the shape and motion of your life shall resemble the round life-giving sun with bright rays shining forth from all directions (Terri Guillemets)
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra (Jimmy Johnson)
Out outing to London found us in Kensington High Street where we found a little French patisserie for a coffee break, then we meandered up the hill and down to Portobello Road. It was bustling with crowds, but there were enough distractions to make it pleasant. Ariél and I each bought a little pendant watch. We were somewhat mesmerised by the sights, sounds and smells:
antique silver and suitcases
fruit and vegetables polished to a high sheen
live street musicians – one atop a van with fur hat and sunglasses
a discarded broken chandelier and lampshade lying neglected in the street
a polished stainless steel mask/helmet
a silver cow skull
hundreds of antique sewing machines in the AllSaints shop window
gigantic baubles in the entrance to Alice’s Antiques
a dog sitting on its owners shoulders like a parrot
“I know what Kay did” underwear shop
food cooking including prawns in a massive skillet which inspired our supper tonight (gambas pil-pil)
I wonder why some things stick in one’s mind more than others… I guess it IS that little “extra” that makes the ordinary > extraordinary.
It was dark on the train on the way home; by 4.30 it is ‘night-time’.
Put Ariél to sleep with a Reiki session. She is off to work again in a bit…
A lovely day: thank you Ariél and Tom.