The moment before something is often the best part, don’t you think? Me, I’m a big fan of the build up to stuff. The shopping and chopping and cooking before a good meal. The table full of gifts, all covered in shiny paper and loving jottings, waiting to be unwrapped. The moment when you’re onstage, and the band have started, and the audience is ready, and you’re about to sing. That split second before a kiss, when everything just seems to stop…and hang…and slow…and then….
I’m good at anticipation.
Despite being by nature quite hotheaded and impetuous, I am good at waiting.
I think this is because I like the lead up to things. I love having a glass of wine and blasting music and getting all glammed up for a ball or a formal. I love researching and reading and planning before a trip or a holiday. And since childhood I have preferred Christmas Eve to Christmas Day. Christmas Eve even smells good.
Tonight, however, I’m a little antsy. I’m a little muddled. And I just want to get a certain thing sorted. Soon.
PS In typical Claire style, I’ve found time to write this…but not to pack for my journey south tomorrow… that part of the buildup I’ve never been good at!
PPS How cool is Google Reader?