Here’s an interesting thought. While it’s in the hi 30s here in Massachusetts, it’s currently in the mid 80s in Sydney, Australia. Because we have readers all over the globe, I like to pretend (on the coldest of cold days especially) that just outside my office window are balmy breezes and, well, kangaroos, too.
Consequently, you may (or may not) find it interesting that my eldest daughter is in a local choir filled with angelically voiced 10 to 15-year-olds. They sing a number of interesting songs—most in languages I don’t understand, from cultures I’ve yet to explore. I find it funny to hear her practicing “Waltzing Matilda” on the same day that I’ve been pretending our office is in Sydney.
Since we’re all good friends now (right??), I can tell you a silly story about my first few weeks working here at Cloth Paper Scissors (and Interweave.) Over the course of office chatter including a big year-end meeting, I kept hearing “Melbourne” being mentioned. Every once in a while I’d crack a joke (or drop a large hint) about graciously volunteering to go to Melbourne to deliver documents or any other such menial, non-rewarding tasks . . .
. . . only to find out weeks later that they were saying Malvern, as in Malvern, PA! Sigh . . .
So there is still no trip to Australia planned, and years later I still feel a little foolish.
You know the best cure for feeling like a fool? No? Me either! But I do know you can make art while waiting for the foolishness to wear off. Here is a chilling picture of the ice-covered pines outside our office window—no kangaroos in sight! If you feel inspired by this photo, create something with it and share the love by uploading a picture here!
Happy Photo Friday!