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Blog 34 - Haiku

Not all my favourite scarves are by Hermes, Chanel and the like. Some are by Marks and Spencer and may have been chosen to match a pair or trousers. I have had to use an old photograph today, as I cannot unearth the actual scarf to show the scarf to advantage. Moreover, I have lost the matching floral trousers, jumper, as well as the scarf! I have hunted high and low for them. At least I am wearing the necklace from the photo as I write. The weather has changed and I have not had a good day!

I particularly wanted to share the rainbow with you. Maybe, together we will find the pot of gold and I will find my missing items.   

I was wearing the scarf and yes, it is from M&S, when I saw the rainbow in Mousehole in Cornwall. My daughter Lorne and son in law Richard were treating me to a surprise trip to Cornwall taking in Widemouth Bay, the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Port Isaac (where I was disappointed not to bump into Doc Martin from the TV series), cream tea overlooking St.Michael’s Mount, the Minak theatre.....oh, how I want to go back there to see a performance in this amazing open air theatre carved into the Cornish cliff top near built by one extraordinary woman.

The rainbow was the most impressive I have ever seen in my life, a double one and with such an arc high in the sky. All the visitors at the Old Coastguard Inn where we were staying came out to wonder at it.  The photo was taken shortly after this sighting. I think it was late summer 2016. It made a big impression on me.

We were touring around, staying in different beauty spots, finally having a few days in St.Ives in what was a new experience for me..... an AirB&B, in a small neat house. The owners had moved out for the summer and one could only guess what kind of people lived there. It was very much a home. I would think the wife was Eastern European because of the furnishings and definitely an academic on account of her enormous library. In our guest instructions, we were invited to use any herbs and produce from the garden and carefully enjoy any book, returning it to its exact same place on the bookshelf. I don’t know what drew me to a book on the Japanese haiku, a short three lined poem which has five words in first line, followed by seven and finally five. The lines do not rhyme.

I was so spiritually moved by the rainbow, I wrote my own haiku.  It is apt for today.

The rainbow is transitory, we cannot see it at night, but the sound of the sea is forever. We must enjoy the moment and trust that Mankind, like the ocean will survive post Covid virus 19. This is my rainbow for the NHS and the other key workers.

My day has suddenly improved after writing the blog.

Busy Bee, Scarf Face!

Blog 34.

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Hazell Jacobs
Hazell Jacobs
Apr 29, 2020

Missed out the vital word Penzance in describing where the Minack theatre is situated! And a typo with an ‘or’ instead of ‘of’ earlier in blog......I am not deliberately mistyping! Just spotted it. Eyesight may improve after June when my AMD injections recommence.

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