Rainy days are good for being quiet, reading, re-arranging little corners, watching DVDs, watching the rain coming down, reflecting and the soft lingering embraces that keeps children feeling good about themselves long afterwards.
We had a good day inside yesterday – no need or want to go or be anywhere else. No tempting sunshine or opportunity to mow the lawn (badly needed it must be said – but nevermind). We cooked, we talked, we played.
For some reason our lives become so busy – filled with social and domestic necessities that we don’t have much time to just enjoy being together, and it’s that gentle being together that is the glue that binds and nurtures. The rain didn’t just nourish the garden, and we’re all better and more relaxed for it today.
I feel I need to mention (in case anyone is going for a look) that our show has been somewhat gloriously depleted. Some of the works that have been sold are already in their new owners homes – inlcuding 10 small works of mine, and a fair swathe of Daniels. Sales are continuing which is great. It’s amazing that the small works go so quickly. Not sure if it’s the price point or the fact that you can put a little one anywhere that makes them attractive. It’s astonishing and gorgeously affirming. I would like you to have seen them, but so grateful that they have sold too.
Better do lots of small ones for ‘The Birds” ;).