On It Being A Very Blustery Day
Leaves and litter swirl,
tiny unsuspecting birds
waltz by. I dance too.
Was a stormy day today, dark grey skies, horizontal rain, but still beautiful to watch the wind at work from the safety and warmth of my living room. Saw the leaves dance past outside. I had the radio on and danced too, in the kitchen, taken back by a tune to the days when anything and everything was possible.
When I wrote today’s Haiku, inspired by the prompt from Carpe Diem and a wonderful picture of dancing leaves, it reminded me of the scene above in American Beauty. Such gorgeous music and images. Shows us there is beauty in the everyday and ordinary, the small and the simple. The wind at work, patterns in nature, you just have to take the time to stop and look. Be mindful.
One of the sweetest shows I’ve seen in the Edinburgh Fringe in recent years also created pure magic out of just such simple things. In Non Nova l’Après-midi d’un Foehn Version 1 puppet figures created out of plastic bags and sellotape rise up slowly and propelled on a current of air begin to pirouette to Debussy’s classic score. A plastic bag – way more graceful than I could ever be…
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