My sister Jamjarjude and I stopped off for a walk on the beach at Lantzville the other day. It’s not a mellow, sandy beach, but one of those wild, rocky beaches of the Pacific Northwest. And beautiful. Especially when you get up close and personal.
There was seaweed…
…and tiny mussels clustered together on the rocks….
My sister Jamjarjude is in town — let the adventures begin! No sooner had she arrived then I was whisked off, Ralphie in tow, to the local driving range — that’s driving as in golf, not as in cars.
Now, the last time I held a golf club in my hand was probably around 1991, so I was a titch rusty. But, you know, I’ve discovered golf is a bit like riding a bicycle — a little bit of practice and it’s amazing how quickly muscle memory kicks in. This is, and I must give credit where credit is due, owing to Jamjarjude’s amazing golf tutelage when I was a mere New Romantics buff in shoulderpads and a perm.
She came prepared — a selection of drivers at the ready. Uh, JJJ? Remind me how to hold the club?
Oh, yes, keep those arms straight — “Think volleyball arms”, she says. It’s a great tip.
Now, focus. “Eye on the ball”.
“And, whack it outta town!” Well, I managed 140 yards. More than once. We up for a 3 par 9-hold game on Friday. Watch out Jamjarjude!
Even on a day when grey shrouds the forest and the sea, and you shiver and curl your toes at the dampness in your boots, and you pull at the leash and say, “Hurry up, I’m cold!”, something may catch your eye and reveal beauty.
I’ve just finished writing a novel. Today I’ve been working on the elevator pitch. The genre is upmarket contemporary women’s fiction, and the working title is “Turquoise”.
Here’s the pitch:
“When forty-something cancer survivor Addy Quinn meets the young tour guide Omar Bouchtat on a Moroccan holiday, their passionate love affair sets off events which unmask the underlying prejudices in their cultures, and threaten not only their love, but their very survival.”
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