6 January 2009
whilst thinking about projects earlier, i started thinking about acorns. i know that acorns - much like trees, garden birds, woodland animals & other nature-esque things that are beautiful - may currently be considered overly trite & twee, but i really couldn't care less. acorns are ace. i have an age-old memory linked to acorns that makes me smile, & the word itself! like many fellow vocables including 'milk', 'apple' & 'hello', it's one that appeals greatly to my eyes & ears. i got this beautiful little thing from my parents at christmas. acorns are a symbol of patience & of the rewards of hard labour. carrying them in your pocket brings good luck in some places. when next autumn rolls around, i'm going to find out where there are oak trees locally, & make some of these.