16 December 2012

day 16: glints

Glint: to give off reflection in brilliant flashes; a tiny bright flash of light; a brief or faint manifestation

:: 7:45am - In bed, thinking, for some unfathomable reason, about the jewels buried in an Arctic glacier by artist Sophie Calle and wondering where they were now.

:: 9am - Looking up river and catching the glint of light on the Shard.

:: 1pm -  A pixie in a tiny pool of light along the woodland path at the nature reserve.  Must have been her lunch-break.

:: 3pm -  Remembering the glint in John's eye when he bought a second hand tweed jacket yesterday, and again today when he found a large green plastic trug washed up in the detritus on the edge of the river which he later filled with wood for the fire.

:: 5.30pm - After a heavy shower while we were all singing carols in the square, a crescent moon, and lamplight glancing off  a collection of raindrops on a waterproof coat.


Joanna said...

'Giving off reflection in brilliant flashes; a tiny bright flash of light' - how I often feel about a rus in urbis blog post, followed by gratitude for the sudden shift in perspective.

Jane Housham said...

Oh, Joanna has expressed it perfectly. And I love the photo of the glinting Shard.

monix said...

I've been thinking a lot about pixies since listening to last week's book of the week on Radio 4. How lucky you were to see one. I'm glad it was sparkly and benign!

Val , Kate, The Cute Kitten ,Razzy, Kepsey,Darwin ,Charon and Echo. said...

It's very dark and cold out and as I look up from the computer the Christmas lights are glinting on the icicles hanging from the roof :0)

colleen said...

I'm really touched by these comments. Thank you.

And Maureen, I listened to that whimsical morning drama and really enjoyed it, as did lots of my mates.