Speed is of the essence at the end of the day. The days are folding back into themselves way too early – I start work in the dark but prefer not to finish work in the dark. But am always caught out. Trying to get images of the farm as the gloom gathers.
I am still stalking Sheila trying to get a really good postcard shot. But she always wants to get up close to say hello. She lifts her head and her hooves and toddles stiffly to where I am, chatting the whole time. She is the only pig I have who will lift her head up high so her ears flop back when she reaches me, she needs to see me when she talks. She is an eye contact pig. She reminds me of a whale breaching for a look. But she really needs to be out of the mud for a photo – she is more fish than pig preferring to lay in the mud most of the day. Maybe it is soft on her old bones.
I got home from the city late in the afternoon yesterday. I went up to meet Rosy – do you remember Rosy? – she was one of my farm workers this summer and is now a fast friend. I am not letting Rosy drop back into the maddening memory crowds. She was in Chicago for a few days so I went up to have lunch with her and have a walk around the parks. Chicago really is a beautiful city at this time of year.
It is interesting how in your life you meet many people – thousands really -but only a very few become the real friends. They can be cyber friends too, you may never have even met in the flesh but still, you know those people to be your good true friends. I have met a few of those through this blog too!
In the old days there were people who wrote to each other for years and seldom saw each other so it is no different I suppose, except that we can instantly answer a friend’s questions now. And email is fast fast, whereas letters more thoughtful.
The immediacy of the modern email letters we write must make a difference to the content though. If I were to write a paper letter now I think it is much deeper, fuller. More precious.
I was in the art institute gift shop today cruising for gifts and books and postcards and found to my horror that they had shrunk their postcard collection. I asked and they said postcards just weren’t selling anymore. It was a trend to cut back on them now. Trending backwards. But I love my postcards, I squeaked. It was like someone said we don’t really need four legs on our chairs anymore and how had I not known about that. I was flabbergasted.I love postcards and have been collecting and sending them forever. I love making my postcards in Zazzle. In fact, I make more postcards with my pictures than anything else in Zazzle. I love postcards. I have boxes of them. I was saddened to see them being cut back. Trending DOWN.
Ah well. I will be ready when there is a resurgence of mail.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Another good drying day.
Tuesday 10/17 0% / 0 in
A mainly sunny sky. High 69F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday Night 10/17 0% / 0 in
Clear skies. Low 46F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
7:06 am 6:08 pm
Waning Crescent, 3% visible 4:42 am 5:27 pm