My Favourite Window

April 7, 2011


Lunch on the steps,
of my house
framed by the willow,
as I return from
the Skudder House
with my camera in hand.
The Earthquake Commission
is painting my house.

Well, to be accurate, the EQC team are painting the walls. Just the walls. Gordon is painting the joinery and ancillary trimmings. There are a lot of ancillary trimmings on an Edwardian villa.  Together, the painters add a joyful, busy humanity to the place.  And colour is their business.  Tony points out that the turquoise-blue falling from door and window frames was not used on the walls. He reads the colours of the past,
just as he guides my choices for the future.

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