Starting September

Got on the mat for a 6am practice (even though it’s a moon day & I had dogwalking after) because I wanted to get back on track with September.

Light session though (moon day, moon day, moon day) full opening & standing then skipped some asanas & skipped vinyasas between sides… but I’m taking ‘make my practice my own’ seriously!

Have ‘lost’ so much though. It’s like my body is sulking. Well… I’ll give it a month & see.

Have fallen in love… with a great book. Fair Play by Tove Jansson. Great book that celebrates comfortable & comforting relationships–without having to either agree on everything or give up your individual passions (the two women are artists who work in studios on opposite sides of an apartment building. They live in their studios but spend summers on an otherwise deserted island and go travelling–again following passions like visiting cemeteries & filming out of bus windows & Fassbinder)

I loved the portraits of the women and their relationship. And how it celebrates & respects creative work–realistically. And what seems to be the message (to me) that when you are truly secure in your love & relationship with another who loves you, you are most free to be yourself, the creative individual.

Watched dramatization of the 3 prize winners of SRT’s The Write Stuff competition & was very very impressed–not just by the work the kids (Primary 5 & 6) produced (‘Aunty Frank’ was a character to be remembered–the little girl who wrote it is someone to watch out for!) but the effort put into the production. Great actors, great sets & effects–when I think of how much effort must have gone into the reading of submissions, heats etc…

Okay, I can’t think about that. It’s too scary.

But Gaurav K said Michael Corbidge personally wrote to all the primary schools in Singapore & went through all 300 entries, coordinated the other judges, got the actors, directed the plays himself…

(To think I assumed the man was just a good actor till now…)

& yes, walked 3 doggies today. But the walk there was overshadowed by Jean taking a tumble & bleeding bleeding bleeding. I drove her to the doctor & didn’t work in the store room today.

The first thing she said, still on the ground, “Not the dog’s fault! It wasn’t the dog’s fault!’

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One Response

  1. I’ve been curious about the Tove Jansson adult books for a while. But as life has its way, I haven’t been able to get to them yet. If you’re interested in more Tove Jansson, might like to look out for the UK versions of The Summer Book and A Winter Book. One of them have an introduction by Ali Smith. Can’t remember which one though.

    Sorry if this is irrelevant. Book geek coming through.

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