"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

A Returning

We have returned:
to workmen refurbishing the doors and wood panelling;
to stained glass windows, mask-taped and newspapered;
to fine coatings of wood-dust on floors and on furniture.

To Dalila and Shaji: their cooking and caring;
to the familiar;
to comfort;
to home.

9 responses

  1. What a beautiful room in which to read and listen to music!

    January 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    • Thank you! I know I’m very fortunate..

      January 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm

  2. That’s a beautiful reflection that shines from your floor!

    January 18, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    • A beautiful, but dusty reflection!

      January 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm

  3. Toffeeapple

    Beautiful images. Do you have to endure the dust every year?

    January 19, 2012 at 12:47 am

    • No, fortunately this is the first time since I moved in over three years ago.
      The dust is just the result of the workmen sanding down the front doors and its wooden surround. Sebastian, my carpenter, says their labours should give the wood adequate monsoon protection for five years!

      January 19, 2012 at 7:34 am

  4. Toffeeapple

    I hope that it does last that long, it seems to be quite a bit of disruption for you.

    January 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    • In reality, it hardly impinges on me: the workmen are very quiet; I can always retire to the roof terrace; and they clear up after themselves! I’m just pleased to get it done. The wood surface was beginning to look a little tired..

      January 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

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