My Favourite Window

February 28, 2011


I noticed today that the understanding of how lucky I am to have escaped death is akin to the state of falling in love.  Heightened awareness: of the tint of leaf or the way foliage falls on a branch, the low morning sun glancing under silver clouds to shimmer on variegated shrubbery.  And I am lucky.  Bryony attends school in central Christchurch.  I am there two, sometimes three times a week, moving around the Unlimited campus or having a coffee, browsing in bookshops... and quite often craning my neck to admire some detail of Victorian and early 20th Century architecture: corbels, arches, colonnades, cuppolas, balusters, stamped brickwork;  I adored it all.  Killer design.  And I am in Love with Life.

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