Overnight, the trees on the church yard across the street dropped their leaves. The spectacular yellow colour now on the ground and the trunks black and naked. It happened so quickly and I felt unprepared. Also, with daylight savings ended the world feels different and it is as if we are in a peculiar inbetween state. Taking a breath and waiting for the real cold. The editing notes have arrived and it’s time to face the process. Have started reading the Swedish audio book and keeping my fingers crossed that I can escape flus and colds until it’s done.
Archive for October, 2007
Time passes and nothing much gets done. The weather has turned cold and I realize the clothes I brought in July are both worn and insuffient. There are lots of things that need doing here in the apartment – people ask where I am when I call because of the strange hollow sound. My steps echo so I am mostly barefoot. The floors are always warm here. Strange how warm the indoors are, and how cold the outdoors. In Auckland it’s often the other way around.
I reread ‘Talking to Mr. K.’, a story I wrote some time ago. (more…)