Sometimes I desperately need peace and quiet. They are two of my very best friends. I adore painting in silence to the steady tick of the second-hand as midnight approaches. It's a bizarre thing because when I try to sleep the ticking of our clock nearly drives me bonkers but when I am content, and my family are safe and sleeping (and all is right within my corner of the world), I find it ridiculously calming. So that is my blessing. I am trying hard not to wish the school holidays away because I can't wait to spend time on my own to draw and paint and focus on writing too.
There will be time enough for that. For the next few days I am going to desperately soak up every single moment I have with my family as every increment of time ticks relentlessly by. I will try to be like a little sloth and savour every second.
|The Sloth Who Came To Stay - Margaret Wild & Vivienne To|