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Sunday, 10 January 2016

The day the sky fell in.

Monday January 4th, 2016. 
This was the day the sky fell in and clouded my dreams with stardust and miniature droplets of water. It's all very well having your head in the clouds, somewhat beautiful in theory in fact, but when the wings of birds are fluttering in your eyes it can be difficult to see which way is safe to turn.

Tuesday January 5th, 2016. 
You are the light I did not know I needed until suddenly you were standing next to me, with your warm glow allowing me to find my place on my map.

Wednesday January 6th, 2016. 
The incredibly kind people who work in my local corner shop think I'm very healthy. 'Oh, back again for more kale?' I haven't mentioned it's for the rabbit, the tiny kale monster. I've left it too late to mention now, it would just be too awkward. So I continue to pretend I really like kale. I don't like kale at all.

Thursday January 7th, 2016. 
Last night I dreamt I was an expert on a television quiz show. I was an expert on Dadaism. I referred to myself as Queen of the Dada's. 

Friday January 8th, 2016. 
You were screaming for someone to help. You were in a glass box. Everyone could see, but nobody really listened.

Saturday January 9th, 2016.
There's a particular feeling that I cannot articulate into words. It's as though I'm slowly freezing from the inside outwards. Thoughts are slowing down and feeling warmth in my fingertips is a long forgotten notion. But when I close my eyes and inhale deeply, I am sure I can detect the subtle sent of a far away barbecue and the delicate touch of a slight breeze upon my eyelashes.

Sunday January 10th, 2016. 
Thoughts over a slice of cheese toast at midnight:
We should really fix that tiny hole in the ceiling. Maybe a new profile picture would be a good idea. I wonder how one goes about getting to read manuscripts as a job? Let's be honest, that wouldn't feel like a job at all. Music is on shuffle and 'Someone Like You' just started playing, there will be tears in approximately 30 seconds. Everytime. Cheese toast probably wasn't the best idea before sleep. Hopefully no more dadaism dreams will follow... 

- One thought from each day, told in fewer than one hundred words (probably). Sometimes odd, sometimes silly, sometimes entirely nonsensical. Who knows. I don't. It's a new thing I'm trying. 

Jennie May


  1. This post is so beautiful. I hope you are okay, some of these feelings sound tough. Love the story about the Kale though, that really tickled me.
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  2. I'm pretty sure the people who read manuscripts read a lot of bad ones, which must be a very tough job. I'd rather proofread only the good ones for spelling :)

  3. I loved this new idea! I might try it aswell :) Ps.: Now I really need to see a post introducing your bunny!!

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  4. I looove these posts Jennie. And I love kale! Ralphie has good taste <3

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  5. Beautifully written, Jennie. It's inspired me to start something similar, even if I don't have to confidence to publish it

  6. It's always lovely to capture those thoughts, whether fleeting or embedded, and you do so with such articulation. This is a lovely project; if that's what you are hoping it to be, and it gives a whole new meaning to the idea of a 'thought for the day'.

    PS: Kale isn't all bad!

    XO Amie

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  7. Beautiful thoughts <3 I think Ralphie might have more refined taste than I do! xxx

  8. My guinea pigs absolutely adore kale too - what a funny story! As always Jennie, beautiful, absolutely beautiful xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  9. One word: beautiful! Lovely new idea. I will look forward to reading more of these. I could never even think up such beautiful sentences. Your writing is so beautiful.

    Love, Eline

  10. Your writing is so beautiful Jennie. Some of it sounds a bit tough, so I hope you're ok.
    The kale story really tickled me. I would definitely do the same thing as you in this situation too.

  11. I adore your writing Jennie, but as much as I've been loving this little series of posts I'm also gonna send some warm hugs your way too <3 Xx

  12. Really love your writing style. You have a poet in you.


  13. Your blog is like no other Jennie - and that's a beautiful thing! I did have to giggle at the kale predicament! Hugs xx

    Laura (www.lovedbylaura.com)

  14. You have such a way with words Jennie. I'd love you to write a book one day - I'd read it. I don't know why your writing style reminds me of Neil Gaiman... Probably because he's one of my faves. Sending you lots of positive vibes - Ralphie is such a healthy rabbit. :)

    T xx


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