28 May 2011

when it rains.

"My brother and I used to play a game. I'd point to a chair. "THIS IS NOT A CHAIR," I'd say. 
Bird would point to the table. "THIS IS NOT A TABLE." "THIS IS NOT A WALL," I'd say. "THAT IS NOT A CEILING." We'd go on like that. "IT IS NOT RAINING OUT." "MY SHOE IS NOT UNTIED!" Bird would yell. I'd point to my elbow. "THIS IS NOT A SCRAPE." Bird would lift his knee. "THIS IS ALSO NOT A SCRAPE!" "THAT IS NOT A KETTLE!" "NOT A CUP!" "NOT A SPOON!" "NOT DIRTY DISHES!"  
We denied whole rooms, years, weathers. Once, at the peak of our shouting, Bird took a deep breath. 
At the top of his lungs, he shrieked: "I! HAVE NOT! BEEN! UNHAPPY! MY WHOLE! LIFE!" 
"But you're only seven," I said." Nichole Kraus, from the History of Love. 

The storms we've been having have, yet again, created a gorgeous contrast between the sky and the trees. Spring is such a vibrant season.

Do you have anything special planned for the weekend? I've been drinking loads of tea and 
reading too many books. It's been lovely.


  1. Nothing planned yet. I hope we do something fun though! Love the photos. Gloomy days aren't so gloomy when you have a camera!

  2. Gorgeous pictures! I live for cloudy days. And the books and Lord of the Ring soundtracks which accompany cloudy days...

  3. lovely pictures, as always, and i love this quote! :)

  4. I just got back from a lovely trip into town with my Aunt, where we went to an exhibition of some artwork in a local gallery and also into the best museum ever, after the Victoria & Albert. It inspired me to paint more, which is always a good thing!
    Now? Finishing up some books and, of course, revising. {which is studying, yes.}

  5. I'm absolutely in love with the thunderstorm that is pounding against my window right now.

    I missed you, sorry.
    You're one of my favorite bloggers, Katie.

  6. Iona Nicole- I absolutely agree. :) Cameras make everything more beautiful.

    Suzanne- me too! Cloudy makes my heart happy.

    Jana- read. that. book. It's amazing, and you'll love it.

    Libby- that sounds so fun! I miss visiting museums. Have fun revising :)

    Jillian- thunderstorms are beautiful. I missed you too! So glad you're back.


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