I’m writing about something mundane as an antidote to the massive energies that are buffeting me right now.
I had to go to bed and sleep for 30 mins today…I was fine one minute, the next minute, I could not keep my body upright.
Earlier I was out putting washing on the line ….the winds were swirling and twirling and there was so much sound….of movement. Everything is on the move and I can hear the sound of that gathering movement.
For a few days now, maybe longer, I have hardly been able to concentrate on any one thing. I have been unsettled, not in an uncomfortable way though. Before that I was unhinged with searing heat burning through me. It was a fevour – not like fever or anything physical.
This is the not mundane bit I was going to tell you about.
I’m going to talk about birds…cos they keep entertaining me.
On the day after my birthday….I stayed with my friend at Paihia for the night of my birthday. Well… the next morning we went to a gorgeous cafe that borders the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The treaty grounds are a big deal in our history. The way the story is told can differ according to your political persuasion, colour, age. So I can’t give you a quick lesson of this historical marker because it would take all day and you’d be none the wiser.
Get to the birds eh….
So we sit outside at the cafe…..it looks on to the cutest wetland cafe- crafted environment. Somehow they’ve managed to employ a duck to sit on a stone jutting out of the rock pool, a pukeko to stomp around on some reeds and an eel to lounge about in a nice bit of water near the duck.
I order yummy coffee for us and go out to the car to get a cardigan cos it’s a bit cold.
I come back and my friend is munching on something. I think…what is this…there should be no munching going on. I only bought coffee.
So she tells the story that the coffee came with a complimentary chocolate fish, fush to proper Kiwis,….but I don’t have one ……..cos a sparrow swooped down and flew away with mine.
I think….she’s a guts…she’s eaten mine as well as her own. As you would!!
But no, according to everyone, according to all the eye witnesses who saw the crime being committed …. a sparrow actually did fly off with my nice bit of fush.
This sparrow….it came back a little while later. It was a podgy bird with chocolate still on its peck.
After this we went for a little walk past the Stone Store the oldest stone store in the country – no matter what colour, age, political persuasion you are. Some facts don’t change.
We walk over the foot bridge and stop. A rooster crows its head off maybe 100 metres away. Then it turns and sees us. It gathers itself together and streaks towards us.
It screeches to a halt right next to us and continues crowing its lungs out. The only reason we finally don’t hear it any more is because we walk back the way we came and leave him out of sight.
What was that about?
What is this post about?
well…it’s just to say, too much big stuff is happening around me – and to me – and I feel most happy right now just concentrating on quirky little things.
Today I like quirky.
Also….today I am photographing the leggings for the next post. One of my dear friends has commented a few posts back that this may not be a good idea.
That only makes me want to do it more!!
I think I’m going with the lime green leggings for the picture. Hehehehe