Sunday, December 09, 2018

Inspiration on my kitchen table

Grapes of the opposite-of-wrath
London, ON
December 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
Every once in a while, a bolt of inspiration materializes out of nowhere, usually while you're in the middle of doing something else.

To wit, these grapes on our kitchen table. As far as I can remember, they were sitting there yesterday, but they didn't jump out at me until just now this morning, as I came back in from walking the dog and was slowly putting my winter woolies away. A narrow shaft of soft sunlight spilled through the gap in the window shades where Calli usually barks at the squirrels and rabbits who dare to play on our lawn.

And suddenly, thanks to a bouncy puppy and some slightly displaced blinds, a non-descript bunch of grapes that had been sitting there quietly, possibly for days, became the most interesting thing in the room - aside from my wife, of course.

You never know how an apparently random set of circumstances will turn your perspective around by 180 degrees. You never know whether those circumstances are indeed random at all.

That's just another inexplicable facet of this universe - at least until the kids wake up, join us for breakfast, and polish off the entire bowl of grapes. We can all write another chapter tomorrow, and until then I'll keep my eyes peeled for whatever else the sun chooses to paint.

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1 comment:

Shammickite said...

The grapes are lovely. So sweet. Unfortunately, whenever that ray of morning sunshine beams though my window, it lights up the dust that I didn't get yesterday!