I am sitting at my desk, in my nightie (which is the remains of an old summer dress) listening to that early morning shuffling squawk and bobbing dawn chorus babble of the chickens and roosters. The crickets are finishing up for the night but no whispering birds. The night birds have gone silent and the day birds are still sleeping. There is no sun. There is no moon. The moon is so new that we cannot see it. The world is all absence of light.
It almost feels like dawn is never coming, not ever again. As though the sun has quite given up in disgust, gathered up her skirts, put her motor into warp speed and flounced off. This Earth World of ours just being one massive science experiment that she is bored with now. People being so stupid, she says.
Have you ever wondered why pots and pans are round? The elements under them are round too but the stove top is square. So we are endlessly bumping these round pots around this square surface. You cannot use the four burners at the same time with my big round cast iron pans. They don’t fit. I think it would have been a lot more sensible to devise square elements and square gas hobs and square pots and pans so that they could all fit together on the stove. And fit more efficiently in the cupboard. We can change our stirring pattern so things don’t burn in the corners. Roasting dishes are a rectangular shape why not the shiny pots?
Is it all about the stirring, because we stir in a circle? Everyone has always and forever stirred in a circle. Therefore our pots need to be in the round. Or was this another plot by the round sun and the round moon to see how long we slog along with the perfect circle just because that is the way it has always been before we wake up in the dark morning-night and wonder if the way it has always been is the best way.
Or is it about the washing up. God, how I hate washing up!!
Probably engineering though – a round pot being cheaper to make. Follow the money they say.
I would buy a set of square pots.
Maybe the sun and moon have both flounced off together: the morning-night is still quite black. The darkest morning of the lunar month I think before we begin the drift back up to the full moon.
I will dress and take camera house and see about a sunrise, if the sun deigns to show us another morning.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Wednesday 09/20 10% / 0 inMainly sunny. High near 90F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night 09/20 20% / 0 inA few clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 68F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
New Moon, 0% visible am pm