Uphilldowndale

Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Can Do, Can’t Do.

 

Can’t do; sing, but it doesn’t stop me trying; my son sums it up most eloquently, ‘Its not that you can’t sing mum, it’s just that you don’t sing very well.’

Can do; dance, well I just have to dance, I can’t keep my feet still, as for whether or not my dancing is any good? Well dancing is an art; it’s subjective and ‘don’t stop me now, cos I’m having a good time.’

 

Can’t do; spell, that’s because I am dyslexic, praise be Bill Gates, ‘Microsoft Office’ and the F7 button, you have set me free and give me a ‘written voice.’

 

Can do; like my father before me I can dowse for water.

 

Can’t do; sail, believe me I have tried to embrace dinghy’s and yachts with enthusiasm, but they just don’t do it for me. (It could be to do with the fact I am not at my happiest when cold and wet; throw into the equation a sea, that is anything other than a ‘mill pond’ and I can only be described as a miserable cow!) I’ve just learned to live with the smell of damp wet suits and the arrival of bits of boat (or occasionally whole dinghy) in the kitchen ‘because the varnish will dry better in the warmth’

5 thoughts on “Can Do, Can’t Do.

  1. “Take a look at your natural river. What are you? Stop playing games with yourself. Where’s your river going? Are you riding with it? Or are you rowing against it? Don’t you see that there is no effort if you’re riding with your river?”
    – Frederick Frieseke

  2. Oh God!
    I’ve only just read this now after insisting that you travel back from the pub with the Gadgets on a boat last summer!
    Sorry!!

  3. What a great blog you have! And hello dyslexic friend, ditto me too. I decided it actually gives me an advantage, by being forced to reexamine, and look harder.

    You do have a really good eye for beautiful imagery and if you ever get the itch to learn an editing program, I’m sure you would love the results. Yes it’s a bit of a pain to learn but I find it opened the doors to so much more. Think of it as flexing the grey matter! Either way, your photos are wonderful and take me away to another place.

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