Wednesday, 14 July 2010
This picture appeared in our Metro free newspaper a couple of weeks ago and I fell flat-out in love with it at first sight. I mean - look at the guy .. the sea ... the wings. It was actually taken in the outlying fringes of hurricane Alex, somewhere in Mexico I think, and shows a kitesurfer out taking advantage of the high winds.
Over the last few months there's been some gusty weather in my life, like the precursor winds of some huge storm. Warnings that nothing is permanent, even in my uber-settled, sensible and easy life. Even life itself, I am sharply reminded, does not last.
Relationships have shifted. Friendships have gone cold. Publishers have let me down. My mother had a brief cancer scare. My physical home is about to be torn open and changed forever and it starts today (don't worry: I asked for that one). A week ago we were in fine health: today Mr Ashbless is having surgery.
Chaos can intrude anywhere, anytime. I only hope to spread my wings and ride ahead of the storm.