The Pillow Book of Prudence . . . Part Seven

Things that make one’s heart beat faster: Winter trees silhouetted on ‘Camden’ hill against a clear azure sky.  Her Excellency the Governor General’s beautiful daffodil yellow suit with a purple flower pinned to the shoulder.  The shorn sheep lying in winter sunshine, faces turned to a sunbeam.  Me standing at the door of the shearing shed, face turned to a sunbeam.  Today’s frost in first light – a comparison with diamonds and white gold filigree is not idle.  A kookaburra’s call at ‘cut-out’, almost like a finishing bell.  The pressed wool in bales, lined up like soldiers.  The AAA stencil in black.

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