Wordsworthian Moments

Back in the Smoke and working from home, trying to make sense of some work that has been passed on to me to correct and complete.

It is an uphill struggle. There seems no rhyme or reason to the various bundles. I am sorting and arranging, rather than editing and polishing. Sometimes I can see a thread, more often it feels like a job done badly that has been passed on.

Thank goodness then for my days on das Boot, the way the light shone through the leaves and grasses. I am calling up these moments of solace to get me through this chore.

Wordsworth put it so well in The Daffodils:
“I gazed–and gazed–but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought”

That staring at the beauty around is wealth. Mind you, I’d give a bit for his vacant or pensive mood right now.

21 thoughts on “Wordsworthian Moments

  1. Lovely pix Isobel, I have just been sat at the nature reserve, sat next to some teasels, they are in abundance aren’t they, so lovely. Never do today, what can be put off until tomorrow πŸ˜‰

  2. The teasels and spiderwebs are amazing. Lovely colours.
    Hope you can whip the pile into submission and have a great weekend.
    Lunch with a friend is a good way to begin!

  3. “A job done badly that has been passed on…” that’s really difficult, Isobel. My thoughts go out to you. I’ve just been landed with the task of changing text on a new website with words written by a superior that just seem clumsy to me. Goes against the grain but she’ll notice if I change it! πŸ˜‰

    Lovely evocative simple images – no wonder they cheer you up.

  4. Had a good evening, food and a film, followed by a walk and a talk. Feeling more philosophical about the work, but as you almost say Jan, it is a bit of a bummer. If I take too long, it is as though I am being incompetent, not that I have been handed work that has not been done properly.
    Would your superior notice if you changed the odd word? Or could you make suggestions? Some of the sagest journalistic advice I was ever given is that if you change what people say to make it more erudite they will never complain. πŸ™‚

  5. A walk and a talk Isobel. Always works for me. Sometimes just jumping in my vehicle, I am a car loving gal, and driving a winding country road sets my mood right again. Enjoy your weekend. I enjoyed your images.

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    • Thank-you very much for this nomination. I am touched. I have already received the versatile blogger award, and it is one of the few I have managed to respond to! I am hopeless at the passing on business, so no longer accept them as it has become too embarrassing. πŸ™‚ But thank-you again, and I do hope you continue to enjoy my posts.

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