Tuesday, January 05, 2010

5


I went to the gym this afternoon and towards the end of my workout, whilst lying on my back crunching away, I was, quite obviously, staring at the ceiling. Generic office style ceiling tiles, a stain here and there, but no colour, everyday and neutral.

The link may seem a little tenuous, but I realised that at times life can be a little without colour. It's not that it isn't good, that you aren't happy, but that the colours aren't so vibrant, perhaps that you don't feel quite as alive as you could. From there I realised that's what Lena is to me, she's colour. I know how wonderful my family, my home and my life here are, but the reality is that when she's around she colours my life like no-one else does.


Tomorrow we're having a girls breakfast, shopping and lunch day, then there's only one day left. The hardest part is that it doesn't feel like we've been apart for 7 years. It doesn't feel like they're visiting and I can't imagine how it's going to be when they're gone. I know for sure though, that it's going to take me quite a while to adjust to a life less colourful.


PS The pizza reference? Lena makes my dough into pizza??
PSS I've just noticed this is post 500!!

9 comments:

Sarah said...

yum yum yum they look good.

500 OMgsh!

Keryn said...

Pizza looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g!! I can relate to the comparisons of colour and life. I'm with my sister in Istanbul at the moment and see her only once a year. I will be leaving for Melbourne on Saturday and although I'm looking forward to going home, there will be something missing in my life there. Enjoy your precious time...

handmade romance said...

congrats on 500 posts! and getting to eat yummy looking pizza with someone who colours your world. special times x

Kiki said...

You've got a way with words girl. Beautiful indeed.

Christelle said...

I really understand what you mean: friendship makes life special and precious. Take the most of your remaining days.
ps: god, pizza look fantastic!

Feronia said...

Congratulations on post 500! You are lucky to have such a wonderful friendship in your life.

Life and the memoirs said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! I wasn't there for the first but am so glad I 'stumbled' across your blog. I look forward to reading it each day :) Pizzas look SUPERB!!

Pina said...

Congratulations! Love reading your words, as always. :)

Lena said...

Happy to bring some colour into your life, but having met your family - especially the girls - you have lots of colours in your life already!