Thursday, 21 February 2013
Get Thee to a Nunnery (Yes Please!)
I am feeling quite tired at the moment.
I long for an uninterrupted day when I can be
A day when I have a stretch of time ahead to pull out my new inks,
(yes, I did buy some after all),
a gelatin plate,
and just BE with what is a new medium to me!
I long for a holiday,
with a pile of books and a sketch book
in a quiet spot with no on tap "entertainment" to sit through.
I'm sure many of you feel much the same with much more reason than I do,
it's just that when you are retired you imagine
this is going to be your time
to BE yourself a little.
Problem is the necessary energy is always being spent.
On keeping the domestic wheels turning.
On being chauffeur.
On "going out" when I'd rather stay in.
On simply "BEing there" for others when needed.
If you have not already guessed
this is the lament of an introvert,
married to an extrovert.
Terribly good for me in many ways,
but so darned
Thank you for listening.
You may take me to task if you wish but it's just
nice to get it off my chest!
Now I'm going to lie down!