Tuesday, 5 March 2013


I cannot get this song out of my head. Jeff Buckley. In my head. All day.

It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah.

It's been cold here. Things are broken. Things like the shower and the steam cleaner and the stores inside me which hold endless, earth motherly patience with housework and mud and that special whine sound only an over tired child can make.

But despite that I feel a little bit hallelujah. A little bit praisey and grateful.

The sun has appeared. The temperature has climbed just a few degrees and the world has come alive.

I feel like I am coming alive. I feel like a bear poking my nose out of my dank cave and seeing that spring is actually happening.

It has rejuvenated me and energised me - I am high on possibilities and opportunities and I am feeling pro active and strong.

I am also feeling lucky to have this life, this home, this family. We might not have it all, but we have almost all we want.



  1. I know exactly how you feel - I was feeling very mole in Wind In The Willows like yesterday when the fog lifted and the sun cam out and I threw down my (metaphorical) scrubbing brush and headed for the river with my dog.

    Your last line reminds me of something I wrote in my 'about me' on Facbook:

    Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need. A homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you. Enough to eat and to wear and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing....

    If you have that then it is indeed a Hallelujah moment :)

    1. I like that very much - thirst is indeed a dangerous thing!


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