Harvest Moon over Dickson Street

Hurrying to my spiritual women’s group meeting, carrying deer antlers. The rain-soaked, almost deserted city streets. Shop windows dummies in vintage clothes observing me with detached boredom.

The blues are playing in the corner pub but I’m blown with the Autumn leaves along the soggy streets.

I love the cooler seasons.

The edit is nearly at an end which also brings me immense relief and pleasure. A few more loose ends to tie together in a bow before sending to the publishers.

Life seemed full of magic and possibilities last night. 

I half-expected a golden deer with vivid blue eyes to come strolling towards me as I scurried along to my meeting.

And the super-moon so large, it kept me awake until 3am, pulsating with the tides and beating dreams away.

This morning, my daughter wakes me vomiting and is kept home from school – sick again. The hours I had looked forward to for editing are bid adieu.

Outside in the garden, the tracks of a deer lead away from my writing shed. 



4 Responses

  1. Suzy's Vintage Attic March 21, 2011 / 9:07 am

    Hi Josephine

    What a wonderful evening you described! I am glad that the book is coming together nicely, it must feel so pleasing.
    I am intrigued, what do you all talk about at these meetings?

    I didn’t get as much done as I wanted this weekend, I was meant to start painting the dresser but Miss P was bored at the unit so I ended up leaving much earlier than planned. I decided that I would catch up this week. However, guess what? Yes…Miss P is unwell and at home today…again! Temperature, a cold and tooth ache. So like you, I am having to put my plans on hold.

    I hope that Daisy feels much better sooner, being sick is horrid…
    Take care all
    Isabelle x

  2. lizzy March 21, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    wow josephine…. i really loved the nostalgic ambience of it all! You really are a talented writer i hope to be as good as you one day!

  3. pinry March 22, 2011 / 12:36 pm

    oh, the golden deer remind me of the ramayana! in any case they seem like a most auspicious image. glad to hear you so happy. hope daisy is feeling better. jx

  4. jen storer April 4, 2011 / 7:42 am

    I just love this. you are such a talented writer TP, it’s so evocative. jx

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