Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekend Reflections: Imprint

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It wasn’t until I got the photos up on the screen that I saw it.
The reflection of me and my camera on the the shiny roller of a textile printing machine at the Textile Museum…

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Linked to Weekend Reflections

Actually I do feel a bit ‘flattened out’ after this week – with more activities going on than what I’m used to in a ‘normal’ week. Although I suspect that what I mean by a ‘normal’ week is more like some kind of average that rarely occurs in reality!

Anyway, from Tuesday afternoon until Thursday morning I had two dear friends of mine staying. Gunilla and I have been friends for 36 years. Here whole life she has been under the pressure of a complicated set of health issues which I’m not going into. But she’s one of the most inspiring and positive people I know; always making the best out of every situation. She’s definitely a friend who has made a lasting and colourful imprint on my life.

When they arrived on Tuesday she was in better health than I’ve seen her in a long time. Unfortunately when she left on Thursday she was not feeling so good and had lost her voice – I have to point out, not entirely due to our incessant talking… She must have picked up an infection before she came here. 

In spite of that, we managed to make good use of our Wednesday together. I took them (or maybe they took me – it was they who had the car) to see the Textile Museum; and after that we had an excellent lunch in a Greek restaurant, and then a nice walk (in wheelchair for G) through the town park (past some of our ‘famous’ sculptures) back to where we had parked the car. It was a fine and sunny autumn day, even if on the chilly side.

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As they left on Thursday morning, they gave me a lift to the hospital for my usual time in the rehab pool.  When I got back home from there I immediately had to start shifting focus to entirely different matters; which however I think I’ll leave for a future post, having rambled on for a good while here already.

6 comments:

  1. i know how hectic it can be with guests, but fun and sad when they leave. i love the flattened YOU. the photos are great, mystical like. rest up and hope you don't catch the sore throat thing.

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  2. Good to see that you enjoyed yourself during your brief absence from Blogland.

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  3. So glad you had a good time with your friends! Do you have a sofa bed? And what a good time THEY must have had, with you showing them all the awesome things. Are they from around your area, or had they not seen it yet? Now you have me curious about your next post!

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  4. I love the photo by the rabbit - it's one of my favourite sculptures in your park. I hope Gunilla recovers quickly. There's nothing worse than having an extra illness on top of a chronic one.

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  5. Good friends and good photos! Sounds like a good weekend! I hope G feels better soon.

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  6. I'll look forward to hearing what comes next. Sorry your friend had extra health issues, but I'm sure she enjoyed the time spent with you. Love your flattened image of you!

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