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Summary of Small Things
Carol Adams

Paperback / softback $15.00 - Ptilotus Press
Poetry - Published: 1/Jan/2017 - ISBN: 9780648062912

Book two in the Inland Writers-short reads from the Centre of Australia.

I have left the grandsons in bed rather than wake them. My daughter texts to say there are tears. The plane takes off.

As we hover over Alice Springs I notice a maze of brown twisting threads.

Creativity requires isolation, time, practice, concentrated and undisturbed effort. It will be a quiet New Year's Eve.

Another friend has died - she simply ran out of breaths ... the woman serving in Bunnings takes it in her stride that I have fronted up with tek screws and washers ... I can't decide what to do with the Indian yellow oil paint.

I look at my own body and it is a map of my journey. It shows I have lived and loved and am not ready to give it up yet.

Poetic fragments from the journal of an artist, spanning the closing months of a year in the remote desert town of Alice Springs.

In the quiet space of a house, with a new set of bold paints and Rumi and Basho as companions, life unfolds.

`Astute observations of her immediate environment, together with literary pickings, shine through Carol's diary as she prepares to exhibit her paintings. Her healthy self-doubt is balanced by agile and sure prose that has an inviting, chatty confidentiality.' - Rod Moss

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