It's morning as I write this, and I have never liked morning. There's an ache about it, I don't know why, perhaps the sky finds it hard opening to the light. Perhaps the earth misses the stars. I do like the way my lawn sparkles with rainbow-laden dew drops, and I like the busy songs of small birds. But otherwise give me evening and full-blown night. If y'all didn't like "Knitting the Wind" so much, I'd probably change this weblog to Moonspun.
I was thinking today, beneath my quilts, with my second cup of morning tea, about the things which annoy me. So I decided to write a post about things I enjoy.
Favourite photographer. I have many whom I appreciate, but Kelly Sauer remains a constant source of inspiration.
Favourite virtue. I love them all of course. And you know kindness has a special place in my heart, because I believe it is love with its everyday clothes on. But patience would have to be my absolute favourite. To me, it is about making space for the other person. And that is such a lovely thing to do. My middle name is Patience and often I wish I could use it as my daily name.
Favourite post. I recently had a blog post reprinted in a magazine and although I was honoured I was also embarassed as I felt it was badly written and I never would have given permission for its publication had I known. I consider my best post to be this one, although it is not my most popular one.
Favourite poem. When You Are Old and Grey, by WB Yeats. It was the first poem I really heard. I've since come to love Robert Frost's works better than Yeats' - but this will always be my favourite poem.
Favourite ambleside. Suburban gardens lush with flowers and big soft trees, presided over beningly by old houses.
Favourite song. This changes often, but right now it is Take Me to Church by Hozier.
Favourite fairy tale. To be honest, what I like best is to imagine the stories that surround fairy tales, or that could be told instead of the traditional plots. In this way, Rose Red and Snow White is my favourite. One day I hope to tell my own dream of that tale. Cinderella is another favourite for the same reason.
What are some of your favourite things?