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Spring Posy, Clematis and Beribboning

I collected a tiny posy of Spring flowers today for my lovely little pottery container sent to me by our lovely friend, P.

The Clematis in the front garden is beautiful.

We have a friend staying for a few days and we all walked down to the Churchyard to take photos of four special gravestones which are to be part of the performance 18th-21st May. They are each to be marked by ribbons and the four young women being remembered will be wearing the same colour of ribbon on their costume.

 

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St Euny, Ribbons and Linda Pastan

Another trip to St Euny to measure up four graves which are to be marked by ribbons and then a trip to the ribbon shop! I love The Sewing Studio in Redruth!

I came across this poem for the first time recently and it caught my fancy. Let’s live every day as if it were our first and it fills us with astonishment at the beauty all around us.

Imaginary Conversation – Linda Pastan

You tell me to live each day
as if it were my last. This is in the kitchen
where before coffee I complain
of the day ahead—that obstacle race
of minutes and hours,
grocery stores and doctors.

But why the last? I ask. Why not
live each day as if it were the first—
all raw astonishment, Eve rubbing
her eyes awake that first morning,
the sun coming up
like an ingénue in the east?

You grind the coffee
with the small roar of a mind
trying to clear itself. I set
the table, glance out the window
where dew has baptized every
living surface.

 

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Will Shakespeare’s Birthday, Costuming and Bluebells

Today is William Shakespeare’s birthday and also the day that he died. Isn’t that neat? I love how so many of the phrases that he coined are part of our language today and are even regarded as cliches by some. The photo shows a page from The Miracle of Language by Richard Lederer and is from a chapter all about the gift of language given to us by my hero, William Shakespeare. Please read it carefully. I think it will blow your mind!

We have spent the afternoon on costume call with people coming along to be fitted up for our production Until the Day Break. It was an epic afternoon with most of the cast sorted. The character whose story I have written is Mary Angove Gill and the photo shows Mandy Rolleston who is to play her, trying on her flamboyant purple dress. Mandy brought her beautiful Grandchildren to her fitting and has given permission for the photograph.

Mandy as Mary Angove Gill with her real time Granddaughters

Walking home alone in the quiet of the early evening, I spotted this small Bluebell plant clinging to the Cornish hedge along West End, proper English Bluebells, none of the Spanish usurpers!

So much has come together about the production today that I feel at peace with it all. Thank you to the production team especially Shazz and Mia. You are a pair of stars!

 

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2017 in Beauty, nature, Photography, postaday2017

 

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‘Until the Day Break’ by Perthi Kov May 18th -21st

It has been another day full of the theatrical project, ‘Until the Day Break’  so here are a few images  of today – photos for the exhibition and tonight’s production team walkabout in the St Euny graveyards.

 

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A Day’s Work, Handprint and Rowers

The Perthi Kov team have all been hard at it today, costume schedules, character discussions, poster making and programme designing – just brilliant and I want to record my thanks to the team making this happen. They know who they are.  The flyers are ready for printing too.

We had supper at The Blue Bar this evening and then had a walk on the beach at Porthtowan. We spotted a handprint that suggested someone was doing cartwheels earlier in the evening. I used to love cartwheeling across the beach!

We watched the rowers practising.

 

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Last Night’s Full Moon, Ribbons and A Poem

The full moon last night was glorious. I went out at 10pm and caught a few shots.

To identify each group of audience as they move through the story walks in St Euny Churchyard  for our production of ‘Until the Day Break’, we decided to make ribbon flashes. Redruth Sewing Studio were wonderful, ordering the ribbon rolls and pins for me and giving us a generous discount as we are a community group. I collected the materials this afternoon and this evening eight volunteers turned up to make the flashes and in just over an hour they were all done! Thank you so much, everyone.

One of my special blogging friends, Saymber, sent me a perfect poem this morning. I hope you like it as much as she and I do. I love poetry and this poem says that so clearly.Thank you, Saymber.

A Poem that Heals Fish by Mary Popova


A poem
is when you have the sky in your mouth.
It is hot like fresh bread,
when you eat it,
a little is always left over.
A poem
is when you hear
the heartbeat of a stone,
when words beat their wings.
It is a song sung in a cage.
A poem
is words turned upside down
and suddenly!
the world is new.

 

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St Euny Graveyard and ‘Until the Day Break’

What a brilliant day! Warm sun shone on us as we began to rehearse ‘Until the Day Break’ in St Euny Churchyard with both choirs, The Ingleheart Singers and The Red River Singers, with the professional actors and all the volunteers. It was truly wonderful seeing our ideas all come together. In the gallery you will see the warm up in the Church, some of the rehearsals at the gravestones, our tea break and more rehearsals and, if you click on the video, even hear a bit of one of the songs we have just learned.

 

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