After illness number four of the winter, I had a little bit of a meltdown about how confined I had felt this year. Silly me.
But in his inimically pragmatic fashion, Akira insisted that the answer was just for me to get out more in the evenings. Predictably, I balked. He doesn’t get out much himself…It wouldn’t seem fair…and I am so tired at the end of the day…etc etc etc blah blah blah…
So I took him literally…and have been out three times in the past week – whew, I am tired! Though in actuality the only night I went to bed later than usual was the night of laundry…and that was to be expected.
Initially it was the lovely Julia who hosted a girly night at her house last Friday – just wine, chocolate and good company. Then on Wednesday I met this little fella:
He is our friend Ruthann’s tiny little darling and hanging out with them made me realise afresh that new born animals are as much hard work initially as newborn people…but at least a baby human won’t bite or scratch you to bits! He really is the sweetest wee thing, and I am looking forward to him becoming friends with our little person.
Finally, last night Denise and her friend Ludmila took me out to a gallery opening, first one in a LONG time. I wasn’t too infatuated with the styrofoam/plastic installation in the middle of the gallery floor (looked like something Kaz might do with the recycling in the kitchen) but the intricate images that Amanda Hughen created on mylar and the tiny worlds Carin Mincemoyer created in discarded packaging:
were quite ethereal and whimsical and worth the trip out. I also loved the intimacy of the space at Good Citizen.
It is great to be getting out more…I may not take advantage SO much in the coming week (esp since Akira has a birthday coming up and deserves some time out himself) but it does make me feel a little less joined at the hip to Kazuo, and maybe a little more connected to the world at large. Doesn’t take much!