Sunday, 16 February 2014

信仰 XÌNYÂNG (Faith) 相信 XIÃNGXÌN (Believe)

A faithful heart makes wishes come true
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Sometimes I feel very conscious of how my blog posts have dwindled. Other times I think it a perfectly natural conclusion to having recruited my energy towards my Masters. Mostly I spend the hours writing or trying to write or thinking about writing…

Or I am immovably exhausted by the wolf, able only to lie down somewhere, anywhere, and sleep… and read… and sleep…

Sometimes I find myself running, with gritted teeth and fierce determination towards something, my writing contained in a book, and a destination that I must get to, or else have failed my quest…

Sometimes I worry about bills (so many bills!) -

Lately, I find myself thinking incessantly of a cat or a dog… last night I dreamt a dog found me, and I fed him two bananas. One firm and ripe which he ecstatically enjoyed. The other was a pathetic over-ripe specimen, the last of the old bunch. The dog munched it, hacked it up and gave me a withering look. Really? And you want me to stay with you

Even the dog in my dream thinks me hopeless - but I feel I have lived dogless for too long. I don't think I could be cat lady, having zero experience with their snooty ways - I might be too intimidated - but a dog? Even a snooty dog? I feel I could be ready…
                                 No? You think I should start with a hedgehog first?

Images from Hayao Miyazaki's Whisper of the Heart
and Darcy the Flying Hedgehog from pinterest


Cass said...

Love this......brilliant post!!!!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A dog. Definitely a dog. They give you so much companionship and love.........pure devotion......there is a sad and lonely rescue just waiting for you to find him, kiddo. Dont worry about blog posts - your Masters is your priority right now and we will be here when you have time to write again.......but do let me know if you get a dog.

Yin said...

You are on Facebook more too :) different platforms? :)

Cro Magnon said...

We found a (an) Hedgehog in our wood-pile last summer. We moved him somewhere safer, but haven't seen him since. I do hope he's OK.

We have two dogs; a Labrador and a Border Collie X. I recommend either.

Shaista said...

Thanks Cass, I'll be sure to check out your blog too x

Shaista said...

Well I wouldn't have expected any other answer from you Wolf Warrior Woman! Maybe that's what I should get - a wolf :)

Shaista said...

Let's not forget Twitter :p

Shaista said...

We had a golden retriever when we were kids followed by a boxer... loved both.
I hope the hedgehog is alright too!
Who'd eat a hedgehog?!

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