April weather in Scotland is always a hit and miss – you’ll never know what you’ll get. But the past weeks have been warm and almost, ALMOST felt like summer. So yesterday I took the afternoon off, after having bought some freshly made lemonade and beautiful flowers I walked up into the field at the back of the house. Installed myself amongst the long grass, read my favourite book Breasts and Eggs and listened to a beautiful playlist that I’ve shared with you further down.
If you haven’t read Brest and Eggs – I would strongly recommend it. It is a breathtaking, moody novel by the Japanese writer Mieko Kawakami examining womanhood, motherhood and society’s obsession with the tyranny of beauty encapsulated in the experience of working-class women. It has been hailed as “unpleasant and intolerable” by Novelist and politician Shintaro Ishihara, but the fact that it speaks about sperm, used menstrual pads, breast implants, poverty and the working poor, is all but unpleasant – it’s real.
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