For reasons they don’t understand the puddle by the gate never dries up and the frogs knee-deep all through the summer Hetty likes to squat tiny bottom almost in the water watching the squiggle of life, silent as first light. In a bucket in the laundry Hetty is feeding caterpillars. Nat says it’s hard to … Continue reading Hetty
Are you nervous?
(Hunting for some documents today, I came across some writing from my Uni days. Thought I'd post this little story since my brain seems a bit dry of fodder right now.) "Are you nervous, Pippa?" Grandpa Benjie stowed the picnic basket on the back seat, shut the door and climbed in beside her. "No. Grandpa, … Continue reading Are you nervous?
In passing, when talking about a TV show (of which I can remember nothing) my brother-in-law said "This character started pursuing this interest. It was like he found something he was curious about. And that's what keeps life interesting, isn't it... curiosity?" In a panic, I reviewed my own life and wondered what it was … Continue reading Curiosity