"The night is dark and full of terrors." Melisandre, Game of Thrones Dear Mink, Surprise! It’s less than a month since I last wrote! I know, shocker. I am feeling a little more together in some respects, and a little less so than others. But most importantly, I am making time to write to you. Your … Continue reading Dark Nights and Light Thoughts
"How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”- John Burroughs Dear Polecat, I'm sitting down in a corner of a corner cafe in a corner of Glasgow, watching the comers, goers and stayers in their various activities. There's an old chap with an ill-fitting hat who loads … Continue reading A yellow coffee house in an orange autumn.
"I feel thin, sort of stretched...like butter scraped over too much bread. I need a holiday. A very long holiday." Bilbo - The Fellowship of the Ring Dear Mink, I am shocked that it has been over a month since I last wrote. That is completely unacceptable and I apologise. Honestly it feels like the … Continue reading Wake me up when September ends
"...full of weird words and convoluted solutions, and I only get about half of it.-Jess, a coworker of mine. Dear Polecat, Let me get this out of the way right away. This Letter won't be nearly as exciting as yours have been. In fact, as I write you're in Brussels living a very intelligent and … Continue reading My life is a cryptic crossword.
"The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike." Faustus, Dr Faustus, Christopher Marlowe Dear Mink, Time has once more run away from me. It was just less than a month since I last saw you in Glasgow and then Edinburgh, but it feels like such a long time ago! August was very busy for me, … Continue reading Long Summer
Dear Polecat, Usually I start out by finding a quotation, which sets the theme for the Letter. But I think this one will be a super rambling post so I don't have a quotation in mind. If I think of something, I'll jam it in and maybe you'll see how chaotic my brain is. 😀 … Continue reading Letter (Scrabble score: 6)
"I like this place, and could willingly waste my time in it." Shakespeare, As You Like It Dear Mink, I actually had to look through my calendar to see what has happened since I last wrote to you. That's shameful. I can't believe it's been a whole month, I'm sorry for being so out of touch! … Continue reading Two boats and green fields
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.Mark Twain Dear Polecat, I think this is third time so far that we've missed each other in a location by a matter of a week or two. When I visited my family … Continue reading Life, changing.
'Find your heaven now. Don't wait until you die.' - Jah9 Dear Mink, Your family holiday sounds wonderful. It's quite a feat to gather so many family members it must have been really special. You have some great family pictures to remember it! It will not surprise you that I have indeed been to Harlech … Continue reading A Touch of Heaven
So I've been telling old stories, singing songsthat make me think about where I came from,Dougie MacLean, 'Caledonia' Dear Polecat, I loved your last Letter - it was so packed with activity! I think it's easy for one to look at all the things another person does and just see how fun those things are, … Continue reading Old friends, new experiences.