I was looking for a monochrome shot to illustrate today's post and came across this. To be honest I was after something where the contrast between black and white was more prominent - more Bridget Riley-esque maybe. But I had to share this. Look closely. The design is made out of tyres. Very clever isn't it?
'How's that holiday going?' you may be thinking. I'll have to say that it's not quite as active as I imagined. At the end of last week I thought that recovery from the monster cold from hell was going swimmingly. But over the last few days I've taken a backward step or two. My head is completely congested and I am as deaf as a post. Sometimes my ears have been hurting - a lot. I go back to bed after taking painkillers. When I wake up the pressure seems to have eased.
One of the life lessons that's hit home lately is about contrast. The less satisfying times provide a backdrop for when things are going well. It's essential so that we can appreciate the good stuff. And things aren't as bad as all that. Louis is extraordinarily happy, running around with his mates. I've had a couple of cycles, a few lovely walks and watched Coco, a great Oscar winning movie yesterday. Lip reading cartoons though is tricky! I'm reading and I'm now on Mark II of my secret creative project after the first attempt exploded - literally! There is a hamman attached to the swimming pool where menthol flavoured steam is pumped out. I've read online that it's good for me so I sit in there.
So I'm exercising that virtuous muscle of patience in adversity. And to those kind souls who express concern I promise that if it's no better on Sunday I'll pop into the local minor injuries unit on the way home.