If you could pause real life and spend some time living with a family anywhere in the world, where would you go? Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRAVELS
I’m not sure I’d want to live with a family as such, I’m probably too old and grumpy for normal people! Maybe I could live with a family of cats, or at least a few, elegant and sanguine creatures. Where? Almost anywhere. I’ve always wanted live live in places I’ve visited… potter round Venice, have a little flat in London, a chic apartment in Paris….. all of this is the stuff of fairly normal dreams. Who wouldnt want to live in these glamorous places?
I think I’d like to live in Japan for a while, probably near the markets in Kyoto. It’s an easy city to navigate, a grid pattern like my native Adelaide. There are great restaurants and interesting ancient back streets. It’s full of the most amazing temples and gardens. I visited a temple that had once been the home of a poet and nobleman. The house had a special ‘moon viewing platform’…. that would suit me perfectly.
i’d write elegant poetry, mark off the phases of the moon and observe the coming of autumn. I would walk in my garden, listening to the tock of the bamboo waterspout that is there to deepen the silence.