Saturday, 14 March 2009

And another week closes...

Yet another week has zoomed by in a nano second and as usual I am reflecting on what I have achieved, if anything.  This week has been a good week.

I have completed a funding application for a new project and pitched the idea; moved further forward with charting out the conditions for the new script prize, organised more elements of an event and recruited my script judging panel along with the script readers and completed the first draft of a new business plan AND thanks to a prompt from my mate Monique, I attended a Creative Writing day at Upton Country House with my old (as in former) Tutor from my Uni days.  A day of self indulgence indeed, two in less than ten days cannot be a bad thing, and it is official, I have re-discovered the purple in me.  I wandered over the boardwalk and visited the bird hide and looked out over the ancient marshland leading down to Poole town and felt blessed as the sound of children's laughter and squeals of delight broke through the squawking of the squabbling birds.

It was a day when my heart was encouraged to feel again and my soul swelled with the beauty that surrounds us in this part of the country.  Everywhere I turned, some miracle of nature sprang up to remind me how blessed am I.  My thoughts turned to the ancient landscape and although the distant skyline was of this age, the time honoured fields and reed marshes were bruised by a silvery light.

I rejoiced in the fact that for today at least, I enjoyed taking time to just be...

2 comments:

Kristen In London said...

Oh these scenes are enough to inspire anyone, but for someone of your talents the results should be spectacular. I myself am tremendously energised by the sick crowds and crooked architecture of London, the endless smells and shouts and the unexpected around every corner. But in photos like this I can see the appeal, the drama and poetry, of nature too. Can I come visit you on your beach someday, dear Foxi?

Foxi Rosie said...

Absolutely you can. There is so much beautiful scenery in Dorset. Jurassic coastlines, interior forests, rivers and marshes. I cannot imagine living anywhere else except Dorset and maybe coastline Wales.

The coast holds my soul.