MANY MOODS OF A WOMAN Series by @nairsaran
Sharing the next 2 stanzas of a poem which covers a few moods by Arthur Bayldon
You are out afar -- and I wait within,
A grave-eyed woman whose pulse is slow;
The flames round the red coals softly spin,
And the lonely room's in a rosy glow.
The firelight falls on your vacant chair,
And the soft brown rug where you used to stand;
Dear, never again shall I see you there,
Nor lift my head for your seeking hand.
😷The Doctor will see you now. 😷
All I can say is with the Summer creeping along, wearing this all day makes it impossible to breathe properly, and that too in hospitals where the temperature is always kept warm for patients...
I can only imagine how my colleagues are suffering who are wearing the Hazmat suits in ITU....
RSA Lockdown, Level 3, Day 6: Lazy morning of reading, and then Roommate set up my Lego station. @renee_rossouw popped by so we could look after her little plants while she ran errands. I then walked to @carienaalbers for a happy birthday walk! So nice to see her in lewende lywe. She’s so smart and funny and we talk every day but in person is better. I took her to @grumpyandrunt for a Birthday Donut and there was @renee_rossouw on the errand. Always good to see and chat to @johke.theveganchef and @grumpygont – I miss group hangs. Roommate was supposed to pick us up because I had a new set of @lego and groceries and donuts, but he forgot about me (‘I was cutting my hair and it took longer than expected’) so we walked to Garden Centre and Carien got to meet him. He shaved his nice curly hair to a number 4 and now looks like Prison Break. We want different things 🤷🏻♀️
It was my first time in Garden Centre since before lockdown even started and honestly it felt the same. Maybe less painful because I got my ticket for the pharmacy (my new endometriosis meds and an HPV vaccine because I know I may be over the hill but maybe it’s still worth it) and I was immediately first in line! There was still a queue to pay so I rewarded myself with a million chocolates in the gauntlet.
At home, I built some LEGO and Roommate started and finished the new Star Wars set – it’s a smaller thing. Ages 8–14. I am not slow! We geeked out hard. Also had @flightoftheconchords in the background.
I had some @jordan_wines Chameleon chenin blanc – for day drinking and then we played some cards and for night drinking switched to @gabrielskloof The Blend – excellent stuff. Would recommend. We made our @home.bao potstickers – because we have the fancy Maizena now and my universal lid arrived for my pan! So excited about this. Before this I covered the pan with a chopping board or massive tray. It was not successful.
I’ve pictured most of the steps of the potstickers. They were delicious! Kyk hoe mooi hou Roommate die potstickers – he knows.
We played cards. Roommate finally overtook me and we’re on 14-15 for him. I am shattered. Please respect my privacy during this time of mourning …😔
A poem about the unbound chase of a dreamless slumber, which more often than not eludes us all. It points to the significance of ‘peace of mind’ in relation with sleep and our lives. The verse also draws a slight albeit symbolic parallel between an anxious state mind and the unsettling state of affairs we are currently witnessing... Hope you like and take heart from it.
Be safe and healthy. #wordsthatreflect#atharvakash#poetry#sleep#insomnia#coronadiaries
5 94 hours ago
MANY MOODS OF A WOMAN Series by @nairsaran
Sharing 2 stanzas of a poem which covers a few moods by Arthur Bayldon
I think to-night I could bear it all,
Even the arrow that cleft the core,
Could I wait again for your swift footfall,
And your sunny face coming in at the door.
With the old frank look and the gay young smile,
And the ring of the words you used to say;
I could almost deem the pain worth while,
To greet you again in the olden way!
Ready for battle 👊🏻
This is what it feels like whenever we have to step out of the house. Yesterday, we needed to report to work. Coming out of the house is extra challenging with the extra preparation you need and the mental strain it causes. .
I know I am not the only one who hates wearing mask, it suffocates me. So the Husband found this mask with mini fan that will allow oxygen to circulate inside. The noise is quite annoying, but its better than the feeling of suffocation.
We had the office office to ourselves, so the risk of contacting the virus is pretty low. And we had our “mini lunch date” with packed meals that we prepared cos we don’t want to go out or have food delivered.
Coming back home is another story. I always get bad migraine after a day outside the house. 😭
This sweet girl is spelling her friends’ names as she lays in bed before falling asleep. (And she’s spelling them correctly!) Two days in a row she has pulled out her old “friends books” > yearbooks and fondly looked through all the photos.💙 Praying her friendships are not only sustained through these months, but that they flourish after so much time apart. 💞 #adventuresofjulia#coronadiaries#theluckyfew
0 78 hours ago
• Passing Time •
Distances creates space for imagination. I’d like to imagine an intimate world.
After almost four months of sheltering at home, we decided to take a road trip to visit my brother’s family in Southern California to celebrate Meilani and my nephew Andrew’s birthdays. This is a family tradition that we postponed this year.
Normally, we would go out to a restaurant to celebrate or have a big beach bash with all the cousins. This year we had to get a little creative. My brother thrives on a creative challenge so he set up his back patio like a teppanyaki restaurant where the chefs cook in front of the guests.
Chef Paul grilled up steak, chicken, shrimp, and scallops with a heap of veggies and fried rice. I got to be the sous chef behind the grill with him and serve up the food!
I’m grateful for this time of making memories with my family. With so much heartache and unrest going on in the world, there is comfort in sitting together at the table, in sharing stories, laughing long, and just being together.
🍽What are some of the food traditions in your family?🥢
30 1608 hours ago
Is there anything better than being able to share good food and drink? That is something I will never take for granted again once self-isolation restrictions get lifted!
Look closely and you’ll see one of my husband’s boards getting some delicious use ❤️ Thanks for sharing @jennifermorin10 - I love how close your family is and your daughter sure knows how to put together a great charcuterie! #theindoorlifee#coronadiaries#maplewood#chacuterieboard