An air of spring

Weather has recently taken welcome turn for the better, so venture into garden for first proper Inspection of the year.  Border filled with green shoots, pond filled with frogspawn, lawn filled with holes and half-chewed stalks from last year’s hollyhocks. Puppy chases tail in distinctly unrepentant manner.

Daughter returns from second term at university. Am of course delighted to see her home again, but after quick chat about parties, money, and gender archetypes in classical literature,  have to head off for rare Night Out at friend’s 60th birthday celebrations in local cathedral city.  Evening is mild and still, and feel strangely young and optimistic as group wanders through Saturday night crowds and into packed cocktail bar. Mood dented only slightly when friend whispers that we have instantly doubled the average age.

Wake up this morning feeling ready for A New Challenge.  Unsure a) what b) when c) why.

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2 thoughts on “An air of spring

  1. “instantly doubled the average age” for me, one could insert ‘more than’ after the word instantly.

    Off now, to read the Mary Beard article, for which I thank you.

    • Yes, the Mary Beard article is very interesting and well worth reading. I disagreed with her about Athena, and briefly fantasised about writing a learned and brilliant paper in response – but luckily came to my senses over an overpriced cocktail or two.

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