Birthday Wish: No. 37 of 40 Forts
Birthday Wish is a super simple piece that summed up my feelings at the time: I want some C time.
Henry made it home from London just in time for my birthday and hours after my parents left. I may add that he brought some really great birthday gifts that made me super happy – a cotton twill Orla Kiely shopping tote and a couple of my very favorite fountain pens with ink cartridges from WH Smith. Seriously… this would be on my desert island list. Along with several generic composition notebooks.
We went out on our first date without Lucy to dinner at Kushi, a delicious new restaurant in our neighborhood. It was wonderful. But after giving so much of yourself all day every day for ten months, you just want some time to veg out. Alone. By yourself. In a very relaxing place.
I was addicted to our library. It was almost like I was a shopping addict. I would check out 13 books on an average visit, for a couple of days a week. Granted most of those were baby books, but still I did not have time to read all of the books that I was packing on to my stroller. I generally simply browse the books they have out on display. There are so many new and interesting books that I cannot resist picking them up. I did not possibly have time to read that many books. But it was so fun having an extensive browse at home.
I have since figured out that the library was my biggest waste of time. I have resisted the urge to visit over the last few weeks. I only have three books checked out at the moment. A much more modest amount.
The shape of this fort looks like a book stand. The image shows a welcoming bed and bedside table. I added the text on an opal card stock in the place of the pillow. The text reads:
She longed for an uninterrupted date with her library books.
This paper sculpture, roughly the size of a coffee cup, is one of forty forts I created during Lent 2010 as a creative exercise and spiritual exploration.