desperance (desperance) wrote,
desperance
desperance

"If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle"

As you know, Bob, this journal since its inception has been titled "The Idle Solitary". Of course we all blame Johnson.

But! I am solitary no longer, being married and all. I should think of something other.

In the meantime, I am not idle either. Yester evening we went to the Meadery in pursuit of friends (largely because I had forgotten to give a friend an envelope, but hey), and committed socialising. Katherine (who made our wedding favours, and danced our health) came home with us after; I cooked chicken with couscous and salad and no harissa (for lack of any harissa! I could make my own, but where would I find it, around here?), and we drank quantities of wine and went to bed eventually.

And roused too early this morning - poor Katherine! - to head for the farmers' market and an allotment plant sale. John drove us home, as I had a bagful of veggies and a boxful of plants: tomatoes and chillies and cucumber and tomatillo and sugar snap peas and boysenberry canes. We'll see what lives, what thrives.

This afternoon I have planted out the peas and boysens against numerous sunny walls, in a spirit of bold experimentation. T'others I'm going to keep in pots in the clubhouse for a little while, until we're sure the nights won't grow too cool; I may not have killed the early tomatoes and chillies, but I'm sure I've stunted them.

And all day I've had a line of poetry in my head, like an itch that needed scratching. I have determinedly turned it into the first line of a story, as I don't write poetry any more; and then I failed to stop, and now I have a page and a half and I appear to be writing an SF story about exile and anxiety and art. Gosh, I wonder where that can possibly have come from?

If I should fall from grace with grace itself,
Lose art, lose any sense of circumstance...
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 4 comments