Sail away

A still from David Gray’s music video for ‘Sail Away

Crazy skies all wild above me now
Winter howling at my face
And everything I held so dear
Disappeared without a trace

This week it’s been hard to wake up and get out of bed to face the cold.

Melbourne winters are something I could do without.

Even with layers of wool and scarves and a huge coat I scavenged from a jazz bar’s lost and found box, my hands are turning as white as the clouds of breath steaming out of my mouth.

I would love to sail away to a mediterranean island and spend my time in a place like this description of living on Corfu from Gerald Durrell in his book ‘My Family and Other Animals’:

“Each day had a tranquility, a timelessness about it so that you wished it would never end. But then the dark skin of the night would peel off and there would be a fresh day waiting for us glossy and colorful as a child’s transfer and with the same tinge of unreality.”

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