Except it isn't, of course. When seen in perspective, it is an elegant small crate of liqueur chocolates.
Which made me think - there are times when everything happens at once. I feel a bit off-colour, perhaps, or a piece of writing has taken longer than I expected, and all of a sudden the small jobs are all bumping into each other and spilling off the To Do list and events seem to spiral out of control.
So this year I'm going to keep things in perspective. I'm going to widen my field of vision and decide what is important at any one time.
And I'll start with a liqueur chocolate, that pencil and the next scene in the serial-in-progress.
Happy balancing act to you all.