Well its my birthday today! Shortly I’ll go take Baka for a mid-morning walk to get a croissant and pain-au-chocolate to treat myself. OK, so I live in France and that might not be so much of a special treat, but its not something I eat everyday.
On Sky News Sunrise show this morning, they had a promo interview with Hayley Westenra for her new album Paradiso in collaboration with Ennio Morricone (think Clint Eastwood and spaghetti western fame and many other great films). Wow! Just blew me away. This is my birthday gift to myself.
Anyway, here’s another collection of haiku tweets plus a couple of non-haiku comments I kept.
April was a so-so month for inspiration, despite the onset of spring. Normally with spring comes a plethora of thoughts, ideas, and emotions that serve as a well spring of muse. Even my presence on twitter has been muted. I suppose I’m just going through one of those over-saturated phases with regards to computers and communication (or maybe its global warming). This happens I find every so often. I suppose it comes from a professional life behind a computer, in addition to using it for communication, games, radio, music, news, and films.
I really should get out more.
As always I never have a camera to capture the scene of my thoughts here in Cannes, but @thechannelc has a beautiful moment she captured during her trip to New Zealand that fits just as well.
A Sunday evening twilight alone and tweeting by candle light and laptop glare; supper, wine, haiku games, and random snippets of on the spot philosophy (in French no less), more wine.
I was a little maudlin by the end of that evening and thinking way back to when our family used to have an holiday apartment in the mountain village of Leysin, Switzerland (tourist office). How at night there are no lights to wash out the vast view of the stars, how air is so clear and fresh, and the water like crystal and sensuous across the tongue.
Of course come next morning, I felt a little naughty, and who better to share a naughty thought with than an online friend I’ve never meet like @amykate. Not sure she caught the double entendre though of the haiku.