Gathan Beaga

wondering

Those dog days between Christmas and New Year are at hand. Not on holiday, yet the mind is not really at work (although it should be).

Wondering. How…

…did that intestine end up strung in a line along the road, two metres straight along with a deflated hedgehog as the point in the resulting exclamation mark?

Wondering. If…

…all that shed pohutukawa flower fibre could be collected, dried, and woven into some sort of interesting fabric?

And for that matter, wondering. Why…

…are pohutukawas considered to be New Zealand’s emblematic Christmas tree when they cannot grow over fully one third of the country, and often don’t flower at Christmas time over much of the rest?

Wandering. My mind is wandering…

…will I ever get back on track here?

…will it ever stop raining?