Sunday, November 30, 2008

Whale-time







There must have been hundreds of sculptures over those grassy hills. Some with intricate moving bits, some 20 feet tall. Others tiny. They all looked straight out across acres of bright blue ocean with a willowy wisp of a distant horizon. My thin cardy slung around my throat like a scarf, the sun was thumping hot.

My hand tight in his big furry paw, we clambered along the edge of the cliff until we found a spot just right. Out of sight, made private and shadowy by thick flax and brambly bushes. We laid out the yellow blanket and sat in silence for a moment. That was a view. He passed me the pipe and started unpacking our picnic. Savignon Blanc, check. Cigs, check. Crackers, cheese, check, check. Watermelon, strawberries, sunscreen, magazines, checkity check. We'd eaten the ice cream on the way. Well, you know, it would've melted.

Mid lunch, something shiny and black cracked open the surface of the sea. It leaped out, and twisted so we could have a good look. The orcas had arrived, babies in tow. Rising high out of the water and crashing back in, a hundred metres from the shore. They put on a damn good show.

It'sss summer!

7 Comments:

Blogger SICKGIRL said...

Good to see that you're updating once again. I hope that everything is going well for you in your little part of the world - it is so not summer here anymore, that's for sure! Got caught in a mini whiteout today while Jim and I were out walking, but it was cool as we both bought kickass coats this year - one of the fringe benefits of being in recovery is the ability to purchase relatively big ticket items without missing a beat! Not to mention having the ability to actually buy a designer label without resorting to consignment shops!

peace, love and happiness...

sickgirl

4:28 PM  
Blogger Michelle's Spell said...

Hey Tui,
So glad you're back! Lovely pictures -- hope you're enjoying the summer -- it's winter in Detroit, which I love in its own strange way.

11:58 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

Your blog is my prudent pleasure, Tui. I feast upon only a smattering of words to keep me warm against the winds of harsher days when only you know of such struggles and delicious discovery.
Do tell me how it's been, what's what and who you are nowdays xx
I hope you are enjoying life and it's more purer pleasures. Like whales. They know the truth.

3:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww how cute... then did you fcuk a fat old man at the end of the day for some heroin? That would be nice. Don't forget to check for STDs :)
Luv ya!

8:03 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Yay, you updated! I love the way that you write.. you described such a great scene in this post; made it sound so beautiful. I would've loved to have been there.

I hope that things are going well with you and your boyfriend. You deserve great things, and I hope that you know that :)

12:16 PM  
Blogger tui said...

I'm so pleased you guys are still checking in. I need to get caught up in blogland, and I intend to.

mwah

t

3:16 AM  
Blogger Dying4Something2Live4 said...

It's soooo NOT summer here anymore, but I do love winter, as long as I'm looking at it from inside a nice warm house! I loooove Christmas! I'm so pleased that you're updating again! FUCK YOU ANON, GETTA LIFE BITCH! Have a great one Tui!

7:06 PM  

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