2. This amazing mural drew me off my route last week, down the street toward a wonderful 18th-century building whose history you can read more about here. Apparently, the building, abandoned for the last few years, was the site last year of a Group Show by a collective of graffiti/mural artists. We must have been here for the last week or two of the show, but completely oblivious to it. What a shame -- I wish we'd discovered it in time. Judging by the astonishing works outside the building, the whole must have been well worth seeing.
3. And ugh! I just lost the rest of this post, which I'd moved to my iPad to write, using Blogsy, because Wifi's been slow here, flickering in and out, and that means my MacBook takes forever to make photos from the Cloud available to Blogger. Got that? Oh, the technology we muck about with, terms I'd never have imagined, energy spiriting images and words and sounds through the air around us. . . .At any rate, the post I wrote on Blogsy apparently hit the same WiFi roadblock that's been slowing down my photo transfers, and that draft has disappeared. Do you ever get tempted to shake your iPad or WhateverTablet or Notebook or HandyPhone screen, shake it like an old-fashioned Etch-a-Sketch in hopes that the desired material will surface for you? No?
I'd recounted what I thought was a charmingly whimsical anecdote about a recalcitrant toddler and his patient mother, and when I get over the frustration of having lost those four paragraphs, I'll try to write them again.
Meanwhile, photos still not appearing on command, let me just tell you that
4. I did a headstand in yoga today!!! Yes, I conquered my Fear of Falling and I followed the magical method directed by the instructor we've quickly come to admire greatly, and there I was, top of my head, my two palms, forming a neat triangle on a (very well-cushioned) mat, my knees resting on my elbows. So yes, it was an easy version, a beginner's version, what I've heard called a "Teddy Bear Headstand." But it was something I always thought I couldn't do, and I was even more excited about this posture than I have been about occasionally achieving two seconds of near-levitation in Crow Pose. Perhaps because this was a French Head Stand! ;-)
5. And last, because I don't want Friday to be Finished before I Finally Post, I'm just going to send you over here if you want some recommendations for some yummy fall armchair reading, great books for curling up with under a cozy throw -- or, as I say in that post, for reading in your hammock if you're just moving toward summer in your hemisphere. . .
So that's my Five. How about you? Would you like to contribute One or Two? Or comment on any of my Five, or ask me questions. . . Have you ever done a headstand? Is it easy for you? Scary? Fun?. . . Or Persimmon Stories? Leslie told one when she asked me to go back to the park for that photograph, and I shared my mother's with you. . . perhaps there's an entire collection of persimmon stories to be amassed here. . . Over to you with the mic. . . And Bonne Fin de Semaine, eh? (that's my French and my Canadian selves teaming up there to wish you a good weekend ;-)