Juggling time takes practice. It denotes a degree of maturity as well as a degree of skill. However, the skills can easily slip away if not maintained and practised after retirement. I’m wondering if they can be fully restored again.
Linen cupboards have exercised my mind lately. It started when my friend, writer Louise Allan, re-posted a Facebook memory about sheets she had folded meticulously. She said, I think with tongue in cheek,
The epitome of housewifeliness — folding the sheets so you can’t tell the difference between the fitted and flat ones.
Olympic Games successes and failures surround us. Turn on any television news, open any newspaper, and be confronted with story after story about Rio de Janerio. Even if you wanted to, it would be difficult to ignore this spectacle. Gold medals. Bronze medals. Lists of which country has won medals so far. Our heads reel.
Blue shoes didn’t top list of things I wanted. I certainly did not need them, but when they came into my life almost accidentally, I fell in love with them. These shoes may look quite ordinary, but to me they are very special. They beg me to dance.