The Caddis Worm

I am deliberately turning my thoughts to the small refreshing things this morning, as I foolishly worked all through the weekend, thinking I’d take time off on Monday, then on Monday things got busy.

In theory when you work for yourself moving your weekend might be a smart thing to do – no crowds for starters! But for someone whose pleasures tend to be domestic, and whose work is always to hand, it’s important simply to get out of the house, any day of the week.

My neighbours set wonderful examples – one even goes out for her morning coffee, as well as every other meal (and this lady is a great cook). Marz thinks a twenty mile bike ride is just warming up. Carolyn’s natural exuberance has her planning her wardrobe the night before, for heaven’s sake, and her outfits are always well thought through and detailed. I could go on…

It really is a good idea to learn from friends – whenever I flirt, I channel Eileen! That is because she has natural warmth, focuses on her companion, talks (not too much) in a soft, low voice – of course she is a natural babe as well! When I channel her I soften.

If I want to be a bitch, I channel Erica the uber-assertive. That works too. If I want to be a lady, it’s Judith. And if I want to enjoy life to the fullest, there is no-one quite like my friend June.

I think today I need to channel June. I rang her this morning to catch up but she was having a manicure and a pedicure (her beautician visits). I’m learning already…

As a child I was fascinated by the experiment you could easily do in a jam jar: put a caddis worm that was just beginning its cocoon with yellow sand, then provide it with other colours and substances – bits of shell, glitter even – and you’d end up with a striped cocoon.

There’s a moral in here somewhere.

About Tricia Rose

Not distracted by shiny objects.
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5 Responses to The Caddis Worm

  1. La Maison Reid says:

    Looks like you're on the Delta? I'm not far away!

  2. La Dolfina says:

    I love your musings and adore that caddis worm creation!!!
    You and your blog are quite unique!!!

  3. A Room For Everyone says:

    What a great post. You're right, we can learn so much from others if we allow ourselves to. I think about doing so many different things that would make life better and yet I don't. Sometimes you have to just do it, now! Looking forward to seeing a stone/pebble fireplace in your next pressure..Rachaelxx

  4. Zaira says:

    I've been missing you as well!!!
    How are you? Kisses xx

  5. {this is glamorous} says:

    such a wonderful idea to take inspiration from friends and neighbours — i do pick up a coffee every morning and also have lunch or dinner out most days . . . also must confess am very much fascinated by the caddis worm — how perfectly magical!

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