Well, I hope it is because this morning I got a trumpet tutor! Yes, you read that correctly ... I am learning to play the trumpet!
This quotation is a good reminder to all of us, whatever age we might be:
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
I like being young so ... I'm going to learn how to play the trumpet!
Eliot's early morning walks may have an interesting sound to them ... we'll just need to be well away from people! Roll on next Tuesday afternoon when I might even learn another three notes!
Meanwhile my diet continues to have a varied selection of fruit ... today the papaya. This, more than anything, reminds me of Swaziland!
It has a warm, soft, aromatic, subtle flavour ... if that makes any sense at all! In a fruit salad it provides the background substance that takes on the flavour of the whole. But on its own it may be savoured in the sunshine as a refreshing treat. This one was eaten in the glorious warmth of today ... another lies in waiting for a sunny day tomorrow. Breakfast in the garden again!
At last my favourite flower is opening ... a patch of cornflowers is beginning to provide enough blooms for a constant supply to the house. I do love these deep blue flowers and always wish I'd planted more! Beside them the sweet peas are beginning to show buds ... they've been very slow this year ... maybe the cold got to them too.
Keep me as the apple of an eye.
Hide me under the shadow of thy wings.
Preserve us, O Lord, while waking, and guard us while sleeping,
that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.
Book of Common Prayer