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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Planet earth is blue

RIP David Bowie.

Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do - but WAIT. 

For anyone who might have read the last post and were waiting for the Christmas greetings which I said I'd send if I had news from my publishers - well - obviously I didn't have news. And I still don't have news. However I will send a Christmas picture of Sam - our cousin's dog who came to visit.

 He was embarrassed by his costume and Pixie spent a lot of time giggling with Beezle

 So I am looking at waiting yet again. I know that all things come to him who waits - as long as you know what it is you are waiting for and don't miss it when it does arrive. (news from my  publishers)
I know that knowing how to wait is the great success of life. I've never really liked that word successful. It's the opposite end of the scale to failure - neither words I like or their connotations.
If you wait, all that happens is you get older.

 Here is Pixie waiting for supper.
 Here is me waiting for my cold to go.

As Beezle and T.S.Eliot would say "The faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting."

 I'm waiting for these tulips to flower

 I'm waiting for this particularly beautiful rose to open its petals.

The ducks are waiting to come out

I'm waiting for the sweet pea seeds to germinate and grow into these

and here is Harry waiting for someone to ride him.

And sure enough - as William Faulkner said - even waiting will end - if you can just wait long enough.

The song I came to sing
remains unsung to this day.
I have spent my days in stringing
and in unstringing my instrument.

The time has not come true,
the words have not been rightly set;
only there is the agony
of wishing in my heart…..

I have not seen his face,
nor have I listened to his voice;
only I have heard his gentle footsteps
from the road before my house…..

But the lamp has not been lit
and I cannot ask him into my house;
I live in the hope of meeting with him;
but this meeting is not yet.

Rabindranath Tagore