Wednesday, April 25, 2018

On not blogging

I’ve not wanted to blog since I got here and I realise now it’s because my brain was tired, and I needed to relax completely - I just needed to read, play, talk, and blob.

Also when I arrived, the weather was cold and cloudy, while at home a heatwave had started after the longest winter I can remember. I was discombobulated to be here, when my tulips at home were opening - the tulips I’ve been eagerly awaiting for months and months. It felt somehow disloyal to have left my garden just when it was coming alive - no, not disloyal exactly. But I felt as if I wanted to be there to welcome all the spring flowers and the new leaves on our hawthorn and silver birch, and the lime trees in the field across the road.

I’m over that now. It’s warm and sunny. The girls blow everything else out of my head, in any case.

But currently I’m in Denver for a few days staying in an Airbnb place with Karen, the ageing hippie from California, who flew into Colorado so we could catch up.

There are photographs I want to post on here, but I have a new iPad and it doesn’t support Blogger, which means I am doing it in a roundabout way and shan’t be able to post photographs until I get back to Boulder and Isaac’s laptop.

That’s about it for now. Except to say that we went to the Colorado history museum yesterday and I learned for the very first time that after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour, thousands of Japanese Americans were interned in camps, losing their homes and their livelihoods, because they were thought to be a threat to American security. I had no idea this happened. Why not? Did you know?


Susanna Tayler said...

I did know about this, but only because I read Snow Falling On Cedars by David Guterson, when I had a summer job in America nearly 20 years ago. I suppose it's the equivalent of the internment camp for Germans on the Isle of Man. In the past I might have believed that sort of thing wouldn't happen again, but sadly I think it would.

Sue Hepworth said...

Yes, sadly, I agree with you.

ana said...

Read the Guterson novel years ago as well. Made a lasting impression! Here in Australia they interned Germans and Italians.
Lookout forward to the photos! Always

ana said...

Loved the Guterson novel too. A lasting impression. Here in Australia Germans and Italians were interned.

Looking forward to the photos. Keep enjoying your Colorado visit

Sue Hepworth said...

Hi Ana, I’m sorry I posted both your comments - you probably didn’t intend me to.