Sunday, 20 September 2015

Above the Editorial Orchards

The succulent fruits of healthy, organic orchards have much in common with well-edited literature.  This is why the orchards around Villa Twaklinilkawt offer the most delicious fruits in the world.

Not far from the orchards, visitors will find the walled, library rose garden.  Within the walls themselves, the garden provides a quiet place for reflective reading, as does the library of enlightenment itself

The library and its garden will provide each visitor with a quiet corner for preliminary reading.  Once a text is discovered to require intensively sensitive reading, little rooms for the purpose can be booked.

Thoughtful reading requires time and effort, as does thoughtful writing.  Within the library can be found a few quiet rooms for a writer, but only for one writer at a time.  These rooms require booking well in advance.

Most of the persons staying in the guest wing of the main house find their rooms to be extraordinarily conducive to writing, too.  The guest rooms are also, of course, suitable for sleeping, reading and reflecting.  Guest rooms can rarely be booked.  That is because they are usually booked-out for special events, long into the future.

The proprietor's homemade, ethereal lemonade, here in Adelaide, refreshes and revives even the most unimaginative of palates and minds.  The lemons are freshly picked from one of the orchards.  They are then lovingly squeezed and added to a simple, sweet syrup of sugar, earlier boiled with a small amount of water.  If guests prefer, the syrup can be exchanged for honey from the bees under the almond trees.

There is nothing better for starting an exciting adventure into and above the editorial orchards than to take a first draught of Adelaidean lemonade in the parlour.  The lusciously literary mixture will have been poured into a tall glass and literally topped up with a liquid similar to the happy discovery made by Joseph Priestly, many years ago

With the thirst for both knowledge and water sufficiently quenched, it then becomes easier to enjoy editing the first draft of a manuscript whilst sitting above an editorial orchard.

In a detached, three-storey, triangular dwelling, built especially for the purpose, an editor will find the ground floor devoted towards sleeping, eating, ordinary ablutions and proofreading.  The second floor is larger, overhanging the lower level to provide shading.  It is the perfect location for most editorial activities.

The orchards themselves are designed to be self-sustaining, no-till entities.  They therefore require minimal work.

The three, three-storey, three-sided editorial dwellings are sound-proofed, thermally efficient and possess excellent ventilation.  They are designed especially for impartiality, clarity, logic, consistency, accuracy, appropriateness and directness.  They are the most perfect facilities in which to moderate biases, beautify subtleties and provide elegance in every paragraph.

Although most of the time above the editorial orchards will be spent on the second storey of one of the three dwellings, the upper, third level belvedere provides an astonishingly glorious view of the entire grounds of Villa Twaklinilkawt.  An informed overview is always necessary to a good editor.

The tour continues this way