Monday, January 15, 2007


Some nights I like to dance on my own by candle-light. I like seeing my reflection in the French windows and watching the flick of my hands and the angles of my elbows widening and then narrowing again. It is something I've always done - although last year I can't remember doing it at all. It is a strange activity, I suppose, not particularly attractive for anyone else to see, and I am probably too old, but it makes me feel happy; as if I could do anything.

Last night I took this picture of my little man who always dances alongside me too.


Anonymous marly said...

Hello, Clare--

Your little man looks pregnant with his joy! How could you possibly be too old? That's a child-hearted, endearing thing to do...

Mon Jan 15, 05:51:00 am  
Blogger Susan said...

Ah, so we finally get to see Hodmandod Senior! Fine figure of a man, I must say. Quite a cheerful, elfin companion, isn't he?

Mon Jan 15, 06:10:00 am  
Blogger Susan said...

Except, perhaps you should cut back on his calories a bit...

Mon Jan 15, 06:11:00 am  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

I can see why that would make you happy!
BTW your book 'One Day The Ice Will Reveal All Its Dead' arrived at my place from Amazon in the weekend ... I am looking forward t reading it - saving it for when I have more time.

Mon Jan 15, 09:34:00 am  
Blogger Jan said...

I Know Where You Live ....and better than that, I know where your FRENCH WINDOWS are!!!

Mon Jan 15, 12:30:00 pm  
Blogger Debi said...

Too old to dance? Never never never!

Glad to hear that you have something that makes you feel powerful. Do you have favourite music to dance to? Or always the same? Or is it internal music?

Anyway, it must be good if it correctly makes you feel you can do anything.

Mon Jan 15, 02:35:00 pm  
Anonymous clare said...

Yes Marly, I have pondered over the question many times - is my little man in fact a little woman? Is that a beer belly or a gestation of, say, six months?

Susan - HS read that! Heh. Ver funny. Yup, he should cut back his calories, I keep telling him that - and do more exercise - I keep telling that too. Will he listen? Nah...he just throws back his head and grumbles about his leotard being too tight.

CB: Thanks so much for buying my book. You are now a member of a very select little club.

Jan: Heh. You know my little man too - if that is indeed what it is...and I know your French windows too of course.

Debi: yes, tis good. Music always has the strongest effect on me. Sometimes I need music to write...and as for what sort - well anything really - but Antje Duvekot, Counting Crows, REM and Paul Ellis are current favourites and I love classical stuff too - especially Handel, Bach and Vaughan Williams.

Mon Jan 15, 07:23:00 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

Hello Clare

Mon Jan 15, 07:28:00 pm  
Blogger Minx said...

Teach the others Clare, we all need to dance.

Tue Jan 16, 05:58:00 pm  
Anonymous Clare said...

Yup - everyone should dance. Except my brother David. Who should not dance. Under any circumstances.

Tue Jan 16, 09:25:00 pm  
Blogger Sarah said...

Shove over, Jan. I want to have a peer through Clare's windows too and see whether this really is a man or a woman. I like it though, whatever...

Tue Jan 16, 10:55:00 pm  
Anonymous Clare said...

Thanks Sarah, I'll let him/her know...

Wed Jan 17, 02:15:00 pm  

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