Posted by Kirsten Gibbs
Last updated 19th August 2022
reading time

  • When there's a heatwave on, the best thing for me to do is to sit still and read.  Or colour in.

    The reason I have such a big library is that I can't help following threads from one book to another. Sometimes I keep on picking up new threads, often I go back on myself and revisit old favourites.

    Eventually they all get darned in together, to make something new and familiar, well-worn and stronger, decorated by repairs.

    Like a Pearly King's suit, or my lovely old linen sheet, too fine and lovely to throw away, so kept just for heatwaves.

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