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A Watergarden Melody

Laura Green
There are some things which are easy to say. I'm in my 30s, I'm happily married, I have wonderful cats, yellow seems to be edging green out as my favourite colour, and I really love peaches and cherries. I am fascinated by colour and light and the liquid motion of heavy satin, but I haven't yet figured out what to do with these fascinations. I am moody and often ill-tempered, and sometimes I snap at people (mostly my husband) when I shouldn't, but I calm down pretty fast afterwards.

And there are some things which are hard to say. When I was a child terrible things happened to people I loved and I was helpless to do anything about it. I never used to admit that this had an impact on me, but it did, and sometimes I think I might talk about it in my journal.

Most of my posts are friends-only right now, but I tend to add people rather freely, sometimes without any warning or explanation whatsoever! Feel free to inquire.
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