Thursday, April 30, 2015

I Am Breathing In All Of The Sweetness In The World

As the world goes ever and ever darker in so many ways, I am here and there is nothing but light and cool air and I took my walk, a good strong one, and the chickens are scratching in the noonday dapple and I am grateful.

It could be fall, the air is that cool and the sky is that blue.

Twenty-six years ago I was one day away from giving birth to my baby-who-is-having-a-baby and my dreams were sweet this morning and I am still listening to A Storm of Swords and I just have to say that George R.R. Martin may be one of the best story-tellers ever to have lived and I feel sorry for those who have only watched the series and have not read (or listened to) the words themselves and let their own minds make the pictures. As good as the series may be, as fine as the actors might be, as incredible as the sets may be, nothing could be as good as all of these words, unspilt from the mind of a writer.

Hello. I think I will sit on the back steps now and feed the chickens and ducks some stale bread and then take some to the mama hen and her two babes, just to hear the sweet peeps that they make.





10 comments:

  1. Ahh the "peep" of chicks...........

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  2. yup, I read those stories with bated breath. Absolutely bated. He spins some yarn, alright. By the end, though, the death count was sort of putting me off.

    Hey, we don't have chicks, but my son's robin friend, name of Speedy, has a nest in our wall, right by the house. We see Speedy, or possibly Mrs Speedy, going in and out with bugs for the babies and we hear them chirping madly. Well, I have yet to, but they have been heard. May they be safe from cats and Magpies. Baby Robins! Speedy has been further christened Speedy Ford today; may all remain well in the Ford household.

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  3. my brother says the last book is supposed to be out next spring.

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  4. My husband read them all and does not watch the series as a result. My children are passionate about the series.

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  5. I love how you love where you are.

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  6. I read the first in the series but when it came time to read the next one, I just couldn't load up all those names in my brain again. I just felt my head would explode. Must be old age!

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  7. I have never watched even one bit of the series (I'm too squeamish) but I have read all the books because they are so addictive and clever. I was very disappointed when I found out he hasn't finished the series yet. It felt so incomplete to have no more to read and have the story dangling.

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  8. Nice. Thanks for letting us breathe in the sweetness too!

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  9. Your life makes me smile. So glad that you are in the world.

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