Day 221 of Project 365: Fools begone!

It’s always a good day when there is a package from Mako in the post, not least because of the awesome illustrations. Here is one that arrived today with a pair of earbuds.

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Writing from: my study. Listening to: Zen pad around on little paws.

Day 117 of Project 365: Chalk swan.

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Today a shark sent me a swan! It’s a chalkboard, so it’s lovely and functional. I can’t wait to hang it in my new study and chalk it up.

Writing from: my study. Listening to: “Somewhere Tonight” by Beach House.

Day 7 of Project 365: Wee swan.

In my haste to submit a story for critique by my writing group, I almost forgot all about Project 365. That means you get a hastily-snapped “here is something on my desk” photo.

While my friend Sharks was visiting last month, we spent some memorable days tooling around Edinburgh, chatting and poking our noses into various places. That whole week was charmed: the weather was good, we got on well, and there were plenty of magical moments like finding this wee black swan. She was in a type of shop neither of us normally ventures into, one with a cutesy name and frilly brassy shabby-chic knick-knacks. But there she was, and now here she is, and fond memories will come to mind every time I see her.

I would need a whole tiny menagerie to remind me of all of the wonderful things I’ve experienced in Scotland. I’ve been so lucky.

Black swans surfing.

Sometimes we don’t struggle against the current. Sometimes we just go with the flow.

Writing from: bed, with the electric blanket on, both kitties in attendance. Listening to: the wind, which sounds like ocean surf.

Black Swan, Lincoln Park Zoo, 1900

Black Swan by The Field Museum Library
Black Swan, a photo by The Field Museum Library on Flickr.

Happy Saturday. Tell me where you are going, or where you want to go.

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