It is always interesting to me to see how we adapt to change, how we negotiate around one another, recalibrate and find subtle shifts in our rhythms. This week I underwent (fairly minor) surgery with the result that I have been stuck in bed ever since. Simon and the children have to pick up the slack, cooking, cleaning, organising, caring for me and one another. They have done so with ease and grace, and even though I may still struggle with lingering pains, their good humour makes me appreciate them ever so much more. It is good for me to have to let go, to leave things in their hands and see how capable they are.
It also meant that all of the photos were taken from bed or couch, with my phone. Different.
Bella: Chatting as she needlefelts polka dots onto her thrifted cashmere sweater to repair the moth holes.
Asher: Snuggling up right next to me and watching the squirrels and birds.