Perhaps I overuse the word.
Nevertheless it was a “desperate” day. It was cold, wet, colourless and unappealing. At day’s end, with no inspiration at all I went to the Esplanade at Petone to see if I could do anything with the usual evening rush traffic. A blockage must have occurred somewhere because the usual nose-to-tail crawl was not visible during the limited time available to me.
There were clumps of busy-ness but overall it was lifeless and I went away despondent.
Mary and I were booked to attend a concert at the Michael Fowler Centre where the NZSO National Youth Orchestra were performing. They are an excellent orchestra that can hold its own on any stage. Of course, recording and photography are not permitted, but I decided to grab this during the prolonged applause at the end of the concert, and would not dream of doing so during the performance. This was taken on my mobile phone with no flash … perhaps the second or third photo I have ever taken on the darned thing.
I throw myself on the mercy of the court and hope for better today.