2nd July – In an online German course, I’m learning how to say “The salt is bad”, “The man drinks oil”. I looked at the equivalent French course where I learnt “My wheat is black”, “We eat butter”.
3rd July – On the other hand, the French course teaches: “She has a black dress” and “I love you”; the German, “You are a man and I am a woman”.
4th July – A Chinese student thanked me with a packet of tea from China. I scooped some into my teapot, drank the tea, inhaled its fragrance, then tried to empty the tealeaves out. They had morphed into life-size green leaves, like leaf-litter in the bottom of the pot.
5th July – Eating at a table beside the lake when a seagull (lake gull?) landed and walked up to my plate. It had a black and white polka-dot tail,which is actually the white tips of black edges of white wings.
6th July – A friend told me that her husband cut her hair in the shower this morning.