THE TITLE FOR THIS BLOG IS TAKEN FROM ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BOOKS WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN: "OLIVIA". OLIVIA IS AN AMBITIOUS AND PRECOCIOUS YOUNG PIG WHO SPENDS HER DAYS IGNORING HER BROTHER AND TERRORISING THE CAT. I OFTEN FEAR SHE IS THE SWINE VERSION OF MY YOUNG SELF. ONE DAY OLIVIA ATTEMPTS TO IMITATE A POLLOCK MASTERPIECE ON THE WALLS AT HOME. CONSEQUENTLY WE SEE HER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS HAVING; “TIME TO THINK”. THIS BLOG IS A SPACE FOR ME TO SIT WITH OLIVIA AT THE FOOT OF THOSE STAIRS.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Many things confuse me in life, but my need for friendship has always been a given. And I'm incredibly lucky to have extraordinary people continually bounce into my life. Until recently, I have been terrified about the impending move away from my community of friends in Melbourne. But in the past few days I have started to get excited about moving to Kyneton (it's only one month away!). The "leaving Brunswick grief" is easing a bit and I have the "happy butterflies in pit of tummy" setting in. Today I am looking forward to:
1. having the space to host large dinners around our new table
2. time to sip tea in the sun on our new front porch with friends
Friends. They rock my world. Sometimes they even make me a musical documentary. Hilarious bliss.