I’ve barely been using my home office lately. Of course, that has nothing to do with being away or being busy at work and with the children. I’m sure it has everything to do with the decor! So this week I don’t want to get too envious and will show you studies which are Instagrammable but probably not all that comfortable or practical.
Like the comfort of twenty-year walks
We slip in that familiar pace
Our feet match up
Our faces, our minds.
You know me so well.
No need to finish the objects, the verbs.
No need to stem the flow
Or soften the blow.
One eyebrow raised gives the game away
And we burst in giggles as we did before.
No game this,
Just hearts meeting,
Sharing life and wonders.
Harbour for each other.
I don’t care where in the world I am
If my lair is cosy,
Well-stocked and well-connected.
I can hibernate year-round
Among familiar smells
Velvety warmth of comfort habits
Foods tried and tested –
Make mine a ham and cheese sandwich-
Yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever –
If the world comes to me through my screen
Why need I go seek it out?
I seek the wind to sail me,
Adventure to toss me.
Even in the face of fear and discomfort
I need to earn warmth and plenty,
When muscles are weary
And brain is saturated.
I need to try newness,
Quench those thirst-filled questions
Too numerous to waste time.
No lifetime is enough –
I’ve got world to conquer.
So one wanders off
Outside the magic circle,
The other firmly within
But absent of mind.
Not much anger but not much laughter either.
We know not which to follow,
As they tear off in opposite directions.