Walking through Dublin to the dart this morning was beautiful. Amidst the purposeful people in black, I had moments of great quiet.
By the canal, I saw a mellow peach house. The colour struck me as unusual – but suddenly the impression was transformed into one of perfect beauty, when I saw a bowl of oranges in the front window. The fruit wasn’t posing for show but looked like an accident of life – and I, the peach, the light and the fruit had a quiet moment of colour happiness.
About the light, it was blinding today. Me and the other punters had to stand at the traffic lights with our hands as visors and still couldn’t see the coming traffic. Still, the autumn light has a more serene quality than the summer – and even if it’s strong enough to blind, it never glares like a young summer.
It’s more elegant and subtle, like the clothes and jewelry I am surrounded by in ‘Lulu’s,’ of Monkstown, where I’m working this week.
I get about an hour’s creative writing done every day, all in all, in between the visiting customer’s and everything else – and, as I wrote here today, I realised, that I would like the plot to be as exquisitely stitched as a well made French dress.
And it also struck me, that writing is also, like, somehow, stitching the fabric of my own life, as thoroughly and quietly as I can – but with words. And characters. And images.
And I feel today that there is no more beautiful environment than Lu lu’s for me to do this in.
Hats, scarves, earrings, dresses, coats, brooches, they are all made to express a woman’s inner dreams of elegance and mystery and beauty.
Other news. Today, I got a great kick when I saw the promotion for my album launch and Christmas show in The New Theatre.
They have used photos from my photo shoot with Lulu clothes and Kate Betts hats (as shown below – me topless, well you know what sells!) so that’s nice poetry too, isn’t it? Will be posting up the new Christmas show s today – and details of the album launch.
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