Review by Patricia Holland
I’m reading Jessie Greenhouse’s recently published novel, The High House, and drawing breath every so often to also indulge in a spot of TV. I chose, ABC’s (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) iview, and Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World.
Everyone, do this now.
Read, hear, view the gifts Jessie and Greta are offering to our World.
If you don’t already, you will learn how soon you will grieve the days when you felt free to close your eyes to climate change (close to Jessie’s brilliant words).
Brilliant novel. Brilliant documentary series.
We owe it to every creature (that includes your kids too), every plant, every breath of air, every droplet of clean water to read, listen and watch the brilliance of these two women’s hard work; the hard work of Jessie’s characters to reflect reality; and the hard work of everyone to whom Greta speaks, to reflect our reality.
Pass on their brilliance.
Act on their brilliance.
[Please don’t let my post put you off. Both are compelling reading and viewing.]
Tennis party regulars at Squire’s Leap, Mountain Top, include celebrated scholar and author, Dorothy Sayers (back right, wearing scholar hat), visiting from Huyton with Roby, Lancashire.
Squires Leap, (locally known as Petticoat Hill, not sure why), Mountain Top, the much-admired property and home of Ms Beatrice Smith and her niece, Ms Edie Ellis, and location of frequent and highly celebrated tennis parties. Invitations for which are greatly sought after and much anticipated.
Kinka Beach on dusk (it was much darker and scarier than it looks, hey)
There are some people I know – V and C and A and J – who enter the water alone. Some of them swim alone in the wild after dark. Tonight, entering the water, the sea, just on dark, alone, fully dressed and wallowing was delicious.
Walking and wallowing alone after dark on the incoming tide, Mary kept nipping. She was excited, but she always worries about the water, especially when its deep, especially when its dark. She knew it was out of character. I heard that the sea holds magical mineral properties and is willing to share them. It’s good that way, the sea, generous.