This print is part of the Small Pleasures project. To read about Small Pleasures click this link.
Words from Nancy Isherwood:
"When the first lockdown happened in Spring 2020 I realised that, for a long time, my only exercise had been my walk to and from work each day. Since I couldn't go to work, I didn't have to walk anywhere, so I didn't really move much further than the kettle. Underneath my new home office desk, my belly was getting bigger and my feet were getting bored! Given 1 hour allowed outside, but living 20 minutes walk away from anything resembling greenery, I decided to start running! If I ran to the park I could spend more time there, hop skip and jump in the sunshine, then run back home within the hour. But lots of other people were heading there too, hmmm. To avoid the crowds, I decided to run only in the rain - it was quiet, refreshing and no-one could see how unfit I was. But the best thing about running in rain? Puddles! Lots of them, and all for me! The sheer joy of leaping over a big puddle, legs stretched long like a balletic gazelle, is quite marvellous. But what if your leaping legs aren't long enough to clear that puddle? The cheeky thrill of jumping IN a big puddle, unconcerned about getting soggy or scolded, is a wonderful and joyous thing.
So whether you jump over the puddle, or land in it with a splash, it's a pleasure. Embrace the storm, smile and keep going."
Edition of 15.
20.3 x 20.3cm (paper size)
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