The sun is tickling my nose and wind is blowing my hair. I’m sitting on my pink blanket in the grass with my iphone in hand and trying to keep you up by posting my Instagram story. My hair is all over my face. I can hear some birds singing in the back, trying to drown out the noise of the camera. “Now eat the cake,” my mum shouts out loud. I grab the platter and start eating. I slice a small bite and slowly carry it to my mouth, make my charming look and wait till I hear that disturbing noise of the camera. And then another. I smile, eat, twinkle to the camera and repeat. All so slowly on could think I’m tired. But I’m not, I just want this picnic to last.
PICNIC SEASON IS ON AGAIN
True, after the bad luck, I had with my picnic in Paris, I somehow felt this resentment to the picnics. You know that feeling when you want something so badly, and you feel this happiness when you picture it in your mind. But at the same time, you don’t allow yourself to have it. Well, that was my picnic situation in the last two weeks. I kept postponing my picnic. As if I wanted to punish myself for my Parisian picnic failure. Well, I shouldn’t say a failure as I didn’t even try to make one. Sure, thinking I could actually make one during the Fashion Week was slightly too confident. Not mentioning the rain. Anyway, Paris Fashion Week ended weeks ago, and the spring has finally come. So it’s time for me to move on to the picnic.
GETTING THINGS READY FOR THE PICNIC
I woke up early in the morning and rushed to Ljubljana to get a fresh bouquet of tulips from the market and a slice of cake. Raw, smooth and almost nut free. And without sugar, of course. I got my cake but had some bad luck with the tulips. Perhaps because I was still sleepy or because of all that crowd at the market, I somehow lost the beautiful pastel pink tulips I bought at the market. I was sure I put them in the plastic bag with the cake.
But when I looked at the bag on my way back to the car, there were no tulips in the bag. Just the cellophane the tulips were wrapped in and that slice of cake I bought earlier. I went back to the market and the patisserie where I bought the cake, trying to find my lost tulips, but with no luck. Anyway, still slightly confused because of the tulips, I … You know what, let’s leave it that way for now.