Monday, November 21, 2011

D words I am grateful for ...


·         Today I just wanted to share some  D words I am grateful for... 
   
      DARK - I like the dark. I like it so dark of a night I wear an eye-mask to block out any remnants of light and to assist me travelling to a universe where I can dream the night away. The darkest night I remember was in Wagga Wagga (Wiradjuri country) back in 1997 when I was invited to be writer-in-residence at the Wagga Wagga Writers Writers. My home there was in a little cottage on the grounds of Charles Sturt University, right across from the boutique winery of the same name. Like having one massive bar fridge! I arrived on a Sunday night around 7pm and am told my first words upon arrival were; "F&*! It’s dark here!" And it was. Not only was it the darkest night sky I'd ever seen, it was probably one of the only places I have ever been truly afraid of the night. I was told the house had a 'resident friendly ghost' and so I waited for it to appear.... it never did.

·         DIAMONDS - to some they are a girl’s best friend, others they are more like a sista but right night they feel like a long lost cousin to me. *violins play* Seriously, I'm grateful for the few little chips I have because they were given with love and mark special moments in my life.
  
·         DARLING:  I like terms of endearment for lovers (darling, dear, dearest and so on). Although I recall telling one beau NOT to call me sweet pea! I also appreciate terms used with warmth for my loved ones such as sista, tidda, cuz.

·         DAFFODILS:  the beautiful yellow flowers light up my flat and my face. What’s not to be grateful for?

·         DATES: Not the ones involving members of the opposite sex, I mean the ones I put on my oatmeal every morning. I love ‘em!

4 comments:

Emma said...

hehehe 'sweat pea'?!?! Too funny! Was he from the UK??!!! I have a friend who insisted on using 'treacle' as a term of endearment, it took quite awhile to talk him out of that one, but through hard work and perseverance I got there!

Anonymous said...

Deadly ox

Sandy Fussell said...

I love the dark too. I love how when I walk out into my backyard at night there are no streetlights. Just stars.

Dr Anita Heiss said...

Emma - no, he was a local boy from the inner west :) and TREACLE as a term of endearment... now I've heard everything!!!!

Sandy - your backyard sounds like a stunning place to venture of a night!