Wednesday, 20 January 2010

I should be more sure about these things

A list of things I think my mother likes:

Tea - Kwazulu and Yorkshire Gold, never green or mint. She will not take Earl Grey but I do not think she is opposed to Lady Grey.


Custard

Lamb chops

Christmas pudding

Sausages from Bathurst

Blueberries

Chopping wood  - with a small axe

Knitting - but not sewing together the finished pieces

Remembering her mother - without revealing how she feels about the memory

Reading novels - never poetry 

Knowing how long it takes her to walk up the big hill 

Hanging clean washing on the line - I am unsure but it seems to me as though there is a satisfaction in this chore more than in the others

 

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