13 January 2012
A DREAMER, A DRAWER AND A LOLLYGAGGER
One girl, when I asked what they did last weekend, said (roughly, as I recall), "Well, I stayed in bed even though I was wide awake. And I drew a lot -- I had this dream that I lived in a village by the sea where the streets all ran right into the water! I tried a lot of different times to get it right, and the best part was that my house was the closest one to the water so I had the best view. There were shops and restaurants that went out over the water, and I wished I really could visit a place like that so I drew it. It took me pretty much all day! And then it was dinner time."
I know that my weekend will also have to include un-decking the house from its twinkly Christmas state (but only partially, because "Winter" is the current official holiday that I like to celebrate). My weekend will also include taking out the trash, cleaning my bedroom which is yet a total wreck from the action of the past two weeks, and I'll also need to bundle up and get outside for to move my body around and try to turn around the delicious damage that was done to my waistline over the holidays. I'll also need to wield my trusty pruning shears and cut the tree branches that scrape scarily across my bedroom window, sounding much like the witches' fingers from my girlhood nightmares. So many adult-ish things must be seen to, but here's hoping that I might take some time, stay in my pretty bed with my new, cocoa powder-colored fur blanket, my coffee and my Moleskine book, some pencils and paints, some music. Lollygagging is a gift too, see.