thedaily500

Welcome to the Daily 500, a daily writing practice for the month of October. Be sure to use the hashtag #theDaily500 if you decide to join us or want to follow on social media.

Day Two: Favourite Piece of Furniture

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My mother made an escape from the world, where Tennyson, Browning, Keats and Longfellow made sense. I would arrive home from school, discard my bag and books and disappear into the world of poetry and novelists she gave me, sinking into one of those pink velvet Edwardian chairs.

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Day One: Changing Seasons

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I think this is how we live and die; in equal, perfect measure. Balance. But it is not the seasons that change to keep the earth in balance in cycles of decay and rebirth. The earth moves herself to stay in balance with her life-giving and her dying. The seasons do not happen to her but Earth steps into them, breath by breath, back towards the moon and on towards the sun.

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