Saturday, 29 November 2008

Daily Photo #357

Linda has a moment of textual confusion.


Taken last summer.

Friday, 28 November 2008

Daily Photo #356

Still feeling a little trapped in the house. Linda dragged me out for some fresh air to lift my spirits today.


I need to get out of the city at some point though, the crowds of people are giving me the heebie jeebies.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Daily Photo #355

Today has been spent mostly in bed reading. This picture is more about my "library"of stuff. One of the side effects of late has been the lack of ability to sit still and do something that doesn't require gazing at a screen, reading supporting materials for applications or writing very dry factual reports and recommendations.


Today I read over 200 pages of the new Jonathan Carroll book, The Ghost in Love which is utterly beautiful and compelling. Just thinking of some of the passages alone bring a lump to my throat. So, on the long road to getting better something positive came out of today. It also made me realise why I keep things or place them on shelves or save things for later. It's for days like this.

In an unconnected event I managed a quick stroll outdoors for a little fresh air, down to the village where I grew up and still live in. It was good just to watch people go about their business, sit on a bench and watch the world go by instead of thinking "I must go there, must do that" and continuously making mental notes to myself to catch up on things or deal with work.

This whole stress related illness is proving to be liberating but like Clacton, it's a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Daily Photo #354

So, trip to the doctor went smoothly but...been diagnosed with stress related illness(es). Feeling exhausted but kind of positive because I nipped this in the bud (unlike 9 years ago when it got out of control). No meds but rest and avoiding anything remotely triggering has been ordered.


So, I am thinking good thoughts, hence the NYC pic. My creativity has been strangled of late due to this but I am looking at ways around it. In between sleeping.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Daily Photo #353

Minimalism is where it's at right now.


Awaiting a Doctor's appointment. Will probably blog about this more in the long run but right now things could go either way. Will still try and update this on a daily basis but my words just don't have the capability of capturing how I feel right now. It's not life threatening but more something within myself. Old demons rearing their heads and my attitude of trying to act like everything is normal has just dented me a little. Could be exhaustion or something more but I shall find out tomorrow.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Daily Photo #352

From last year's Frankfurt market.


One happy chappy trying to blend in with his stock.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Daily Photo #351

I like the reflections in this one.


Birmingham has a lot of interesting edges and shapes to its buildings.