Ever close your eyes
Ever stop and listen
Ever feel alive
And you’ve nothing missing
You don’t need a reason
Let the day go on and on
~ Enya, Wild Child lyrics
I wish I could wish you away with a snap of my fingers, or drown you in a river of champagne, or set you a-sailing on the back of a yellow rubber ducky.
The minutes tick on, and you grow in my mind – a mountain reaching far beyond the highest storm clouds.
I am going to conquer you. Someday soon.
Even if meanwhile I have to bake a cake on tiptoe while my flatmates frolic in Dreamland.
* Pictured above: chocolate cake with rubbed basil, marjoram, thyme; caster & muscovado sugar. Frosting: a rich dark chocolate buttercream.