The Kings road is our playground now. I love the energy…
I was first drawn to this place aged fourteen years. I went there for a shopping trip with £5 to spend.
I bought two pairs of brightly coloured loons (£1.99 each) – two bits of material sewed together serving as jeans – fashionable in the 70’s! And a T shirt…
And now years later, I love our weekly ‘outing’ to Pret for coffee.
Rain threatened in the cloudy grey heaviness, so we carried (well Anadi did!) the big purple umbrella I had immediately purchased on returning to the UK last year.
The heavens opened just as we had arrived, carrying coffees and ‘brunch’, to sit outside the Saatchi gallery – our ‘outdoor cafe’ for now.
We made for a corner, between two buildings, and sheltered on a dry bit of ground under the umbrella.
A fun time – a dry and warm time – in our little den with the rain pouring down.
There was no where else I would rather have been but there, sharing a cup of coffee (and an almond croissant of course!) with Anadi – looking out through a glaze of translucent wetness.
We watched people running this way and that for shelter, under trees and shop fronts.
All of us being where we all were.
There is nowhere else to be but where we are.
From this place we can create our next moment and our next…
From this place of presence…
This place free from the pain of the past, stories, outdated scripts that feel to have nothing to do with who we know ourselves to be.
Here, right now, in the watery filled moment there was nothing but possibility, shimmering and dancing with the blowing leaves on the trees.
Where to now?
Which way will our energy glint and glisten to reflect another experience, another scene in the play of our life?
Do we want to turn and catch the light in a different way, from a different angle and see a new act playing out in front of us; or do we like the old?
Perhaps we didn’t we know we could turn a different way and see a different reflection.
In this moment, in this silent space there is limitless possibility…
And in the next
And the next.