i worked all day saturday
and then on sunday
i will just pop in and do a few stitches
and then i will go out and wander somewhere
take a look at Portland
the Dogs had other plans
when i looked outside
it looked like this
that i am in love with blue
it is a colour that takes me to a quite specific place and time
James Tate wrote beautifully about it
[click on the audio icon to hear the poem being read aloud]
there's a good reason why the Japanese word for blue is the same as the Japanese word for love
or so i have been told.
today i was thinking about our blue planet
and how the maps we have available are always too small
especially for someone has left footprints on four of the seven continents [gazing at Egypt from the deck of a boat on the Suez Canal as a toddler sadly doesn't count as stepping in Africa]; who keeps a bicycle in New Orleans, a cat in South Australia, her heart in San Francisco and "einen Koffer in Berlin" ##
i played around in Photoshop
and made a map that is really useful for planning trips
it allows you to compare distance easily with a piece of string [well, except for the curly bits around the poles] and goodness me, what a lot of blue!!!!
got any good maps you'd care to share?
## i plant trees to make up for all this wanton wandering...