Although I'm not getting around as much as I normally would
due to my non driving predicament I am in currently..
I'm still doing what treasure hunting I can
and because I'm home a lot more
I'm enjoying the moment...
in the little things
by adding some vintage French books to a grouping..
Playing with my three boxes of vintage scrabble pieces..
Enjoying the aesthetic beauty of old bound ink...
A tin panel from the interior of Melbournes iconic
Red Rattler train..
memories of catching the train to school..
hanging off the luggage racks with pretty tin above
short plaid skirts and tucked up school jumpers..
cursing that we had been stuck with the smelly red train again
hot red tin in summer
sticky windows and doors..
the sniff of braking metal wheels against track
Surrounded by Art Nouveau pressed tin panels
and detail to beauty
Brass and Leather
Craving instead in teenage ignorance for the sleek new serpent with wizz bang automatic doors..
How I wish I could ride in that Red Rattler one more time...
Thats the beauty of old things
they evoke memories
your own and those of others
My grandmother had one of those..
I used to play with one just like that when I was little..
A small smile plays at the lips as these memories surface
Well its been quite a few weeks now since this happened
I was in hospital for a week..
and had two operations..
the first to remove peices of the road from inside my arm
and the next to bring it all back together
I'll be honest with you
It hasn't been easy
not at all.
My eye is still swollen after 7 weeks due to scaring
Arm in bandages for a week..
an upgrade to a splint..
and working with a compression stocking and silicon
because my arms a bit of a weird shape now
and has a fair bit of scaring..
so have a long road of rehab ahead of me..
Have to stay focused and keep stretching
or I'm going to be stuck like this..
My body needs to make new skin
and it will only do it
if it is reminded by stretching
This has been a very big learning curve on so many levels
and in many aspects of my life...
But I've had some great support
A huge thankyou to Victoria and Heather for getting my youngest to school each morning - so so appreciated, you have no idea, I am truly humbled by this help.
I'm not used to asking for help but how freely it is given