Friday, October 02, 2009

From Paris

Well, not really Paris. More like the back of beyond, a sub-urb, a soulless banlieu where cars, presumably driven by humans, have taken over what used to be landscape and little shops, cafes, people-ish things. Instead there are motorways, roundabouts, traffic lights, bridges under which hapless pedestrians (people actually walking) risk life and limb to cross to yet another traffic island and thence make their weary way to....the Super Market! The only place for miles where something for supper may be found though it is fairly sure to consist mainly of additives. I'm only slightly exaggerating.

Enough. I'll write less robotically in a couple of days. I've finally managed to get an internet connection. My sister is more or less okay: the operation was a success in removing the malignant intruder but has left her like a boxer after a particularly brutal fight where the other guy won. Still her wondrous fighting spirit remains undaunted. Praise the Lord and the surgeon and Annie.

Images are some I've been mousing as a kind of journal while practicing being without my beloved graphic tablet.


marja-leena said...

Good grief, how disappointing that even Paris has those awful kind of suburbs! Thanks for the update, Natalie. Glad to hear the surgery went well. Wishing all the best in recovery to your sister and much patience to you both!

Natalie said...

M-J,it seems that every large city in the world looks the same when you go to the periphery, thanks to the car industry and the madness of those humans who decide how the rest of humanity should live, and the helplessness of those who accept it.

I'm glad to be back in touch again.

Rosie said...

best wishes to your sister

linda severn said...

Glad your sister is ok, Natalie. You are are truly amazing to still be blogging during such a stressful time. Love your illustration of the 'kitchenette'.

Daisy-Winifred said...

Take care my dear, those steel dragons can bite make sure your chain mail is firmly in place under your coat:0)
May the days of recovery for you both be as gentle as they may be and that both you and your sisterfind joy in each others presence.May she sleep deep healing sleep and you just slep, now that will be a new experience for you!

Thoughts light and love sent daily.

Natalie said...

Rosie, many thanks for being here.

Linda, in fact it's quite relaxing to play on the laptop when I get the chance. Things are going well in general so not much stress, except in an organisational way. Thanks for good wishes.

Daisy-Win, good to see you here and your healing thoughts are much appreciated. Steel dragons? Not one in sight! xxx