A walk in the woods “Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough, A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse – and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness – And Wilderness is Paradise enow.” – Omar Khayyám Happy it’s spring. Advertisements Continue reading Thought of the day
Today I saw a post on HONY in which a woman spoke about moving three hours away from her home, a town with 15,000 people where everyone knew your face, and starting a new life in London (coincidentally what I did in 2015.) She said something I really identified with: ‘My life isn’t better or worse. It’s just different. And that’s what I wanted.’ This reminded … Continue reading Thought of the day
Tears in rain I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to die. – Batty, ‘Blade Runner’, 1982 Continue reading Thought of the day
PWe were almost something. And in many ways that is worse Than being nothing at all. Or, equally, being something and then One rainy day, just hitting a wall. It is in between, and that is why it hurts. It hurts because I told you everything, And you said you understood and I believed you. I trusted you with my pain, But also with … Continue reading What if?
Hédauville, a poem by Roland Leighton to Vera Brittain The sunshine on the long white road That ribboned down the hill, The velvet clematis that clung Around your window-sill Are waiting for you still. Again the shadowed pool shall break In dimples at your feet, And when the thrush sings in your wood, Unknowing you may meet Another stranger, Sweet. And if he is not … Continue reading Thought of the day