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#87 Melting boundary
Ducks not-ducks, new beakies, spicy sour soup
Hi it’s been a week so it’s letter from marn, again, I’m which I write to you as I would to a friend, about making art while being a person, both a struggle. See my work at Noisybeak.com
A day of drizzles, softening the otherwise unrelenting Australian laser sun beams. Contrast filter turned down, sky trees lake are no longer only black or white. Many shades of pastel greens and blues provide an ideal backdrop for watching at the lake.
One fat duck stands at the edge of the lake, bill in feathers, meditating.
Two ducks, one bigger following one smaller, zig zagging through obstacles invisible.
A black shadow swoops over, extends two sticks of webbed feet and brakes on the surface of water. Then took off again, with one half of the pair above.
What was that?
Will we ever exceed our egocentric human limitation to understand animals? Or ducks?
More ducks came on shore, next to us, around us. Then, more duck-like non-ducks, and more definitely-not-ducks. All in pairs. As am I, with Mr Lunarian.
The cottony rain melts away what otherwise stands rigidly between all things.
Rain was stopping soon, we had to go home before the portal closed. A magpie stood in the path and gave us a side eye.
Hindi Zehra’s Homeland
Set in an alternate time space, a slim volume that reads like something between prose and prose poem. I’ll admit I’m not sure what I’m reading, but it’s fun before bed, listening to a story with my eyes.
The numbers appealed to me, it read well. But I cared less with each passing page and didn’t making it through. Perhaps war is too current to read a fictional account.
Sour and spicy soup mix
Weather is humid and I’m feeling strange so I gave myself a quick cure.
To an already cooked generic cabbage soup with cabbage, carrots, onions, garlic tomatoes and green lentils, I added a quick mixture to turn it into a Chinese style ‘sour and spicy’ soup.
The ‘mix’ per bowl
1/4 tsp natural brew soy sauce
1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp white sesame oil
1/4 tsp ginger fresh or powder
Pinch Szechuan pepper
Pinch chilli powder
Yum. I sniffled and teared a little. The headache and shoulder-ache were gone, at least for now.
It’s a good day. Anthony found Pegasus found Anthony. Mr Lunarian was so moved he almost cried.
A new wave of mighty girls are coming. feeling their ways to causes to fight for, all under the banner of kindness.
I’m still struggling with the various wild animals on the desk. Perhaps they aren’t meant to be tamed even by mimicry. Or I could wait for another drizzle to melt boundary away.
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