Sunday, 10 August 2014

Step back


It was eight o'clock in the evening. Chotto-ma was still up - it being a weekend. D and I had poured ourselves some wine and Chet Baker was wafting around the house. That's when I noticed the light. From the window, the outside looked liked a giant Monet. The sun was sinking; its last pink light was bouncing off the river like shoals of salmon.




We took the bottle of wine, our glasses, the bowl of olives, put everything into a brown paper bag and went down to the river; Chotto-ma in her pyjamas. We cut across the Common, past the the cows, the tall grass licking our ankles, sticking to my jeans, and found a bench next to a boat called Susie Q. Everything was a pinkish-bronze: people on cycles, the Labrador chasing his ball, my toes, the tips of the grass. Dying embers of a day's end. This hallowed light makes such innocents of us all.




Last week, I decided to step back from the virtual a little; I closed my Facebook account. It felt like the right time. I needed to disconnect. If you followed me on Facebook, and suddenly found me gone, I'm sorry. But if you read and know this blog, I feel you'll understand the why. The whim. 



Now, before you rush headlong into your week, I'll leave you with a little more whimsy. With this music. Chet Baker, and cocktail clouds.

Have a wonderful week x






26 comments:

  1. lovely.. conversation and pictures

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    1. Thanks Neha, glad you enjoyed the post xx

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  2. I love your pictures.
    And I LOVE Chet Baker.
    <3

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    1. That light, and that music, right?
      My kind of Saturday evening too :)

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  3. what a beautiful post and your photos bring a great sense of peace.

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    1. Sense of peace - that makes me happy to hear.
      Thank you xx

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  4. Lovely post!

    Love the way you have written about such a simple evening, turning it into something magical.

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    1. And it felt magical too. I like the simple evening the best :) xx

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  5. I love seeing mail pop up you've added to your blog. You have such a relaxing way and I'm totally with you on disconnecting from FB. Take care, Jo x

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    1. Jo, you must sit down with a glass of wine, click on that music link, put your feet up and share my evening sometime :) xx

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  6. amelia from z tasty life11 August 2014 at 19:06

    I am BIG on Chet Baker... and impromptu nature walks in good light. Well done, my dear

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    1. Good music, good light, good olive oil, a good book. What would life be without the essentials, Amelia? :) xx

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  7. what a heady mix, wine, sunset glow and loved ones in tow...
    FB.. yes, I did it long back..on a whim...
    lovely post
    take care

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    1. A heady mix, indeed.
      And whims are sometimes the loveliest things, aren't they?
      xx

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  8. Chanced upon your blog via Instagram..great writing Pia (nice name ;))! Lovely photos too.
    Keep 'em coming!
    Piya

    PS: the masthead pic is really cute!

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    1. Thanks Piya (nice name too, btw :)) - it's lovely to have you here! Glad you liked it x

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  9. Stunning pictures, stunning words, stunning light. That is all! xx

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    1. Thanks, Emma :)
      Hope the birthday dinner was a smash! xx

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  10. Your writing always gives me peace of my mind. I closed fb long ago. Great you did it :)

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    1. Peace of mind - the most precious thing in the world. Thanks for choosing those words, Shruti xx

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  11. Pia,
    You never fail to bring out the magical in the simple.
    Thank you. Never stop writing.
    xo

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    1. Esha, I'm so touched by the words you chose - I carried them with me through a very hectic, exhausting day today. Thank you xx

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  12. Perfectly peaceful - what an antidote to NYC. You carried me away. Chin-chin. xx

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    1. Now, that I can promise, Kyra - regular antidotes to NYC; what little you may need of it xx

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  13. So so lovely, Pia. The photographs and your words. And now I'm listening to Chet Baker. Yes. Forget Facebook. You know how to live.

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    1. Glad to have passed on a bit of Chet :)

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