I think I’ll have a glass of (very good) wine

3 Jul

Knowing the fragility of it all can wake you at 3 in the morning and leave you shivering for hours.

But equally, it can have you eating your tea, just your Dad and you, and noticing that when he speaks he holds his right arm across his stomach while you hold your left. And the next meal you share with someone is lunch across the table from your littlest boy, and isn’t it something, the way he speaks and the curl of his hair and the way he holds his fork, and for the whole of his sausage roll and all of your lentil pie, you really don’t care whether you’ll never have a career.

That’s what I was thinking at lunchtime today.

And then I had this afternoon and it brought amazing news.

And such are the extremes of the highs and lows in my life right now, I can’t tell whether the universe is conspiring for or against me and the people I love.

Or maybe luck just isn’t personal. And the deals that you make when you’re shivering are just deals that you make with yourself.


13 Responses to “I think I’ll have a glass of (very good) wine”

  1. Ariel July 3, 2007 at 10:27 pm #

    I’m on tenterhooks to hear your news …

    Very very glad to hear good news is in the offing.

  2. Meggie July 4, 2007 at 4:43 am #

    I tend to think good luck or fortune is just ‘around’.
    If some splatters you, then you are lucky.
    Not meaning to detract from talent or hard work…

  3. Helen July 4, 2007 at 6:47 pm #

    I hope it was good news – I think you would have used a word other than “amazing” if it wasn’t.

  4. carol July 4, 2007 at 8:24 pm #

    Damn you writerers and your cliff-hangers. I, too, hope the news was of the fabulous sort.

    I think the universe always conspires for you – except when you don’t pay attention to it, then it becomes rather cross (however that could be a couple of glasses of wine talking).

  5. em July 4, 2007 at 9:07 pm #

    That sounds intriguing! And how nice to find another Adelaide blogger (we are few and far between it seems!) Thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂 I would love the name of your acupuncturist… (I can’t seem to find your email address so I though I’d leave a message here!)

  6. Zoe July 5, 2007 at 7:33 pm #

    Ohh, I hope it’s good stuff.

  7. Mikhela July 6, 2007 at 9:39 am #

    I’m glad to hear it’s worth not having a career…although maybe the good news has blown that brief moment of clarity out the window?

  8. elsewhere July 8, 2007 at 1:18 pm #

    Now we’re curious…

  9. blackbird July 9, 2007 at 3:00 am #

    I hope you are wrong –
    about the luck, that is.

    We need a little.

  10. tut-tut July 12, 2007 at 5:01 am #

    It all is fragile, and it goes in the blink of an eye.

  11. river July 12, 2007 at 8:30 pm #

    There are quite a few Adelaide bloggers. I’m not one of them, I just read and occasionally comment. Check http://www.adelaideindex.com.au for more bloggers.

  12. Zoe July 14, 2007 at 9:23 pm #

    Just wandering past looking in your window.

  13. genevieve July 24, 2007 at 4:41 pm #

    The fact that the wine is very good is promising. My goodness, quite a hook here.

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