Sunday, 4 June 2017
I have no words for what is happening in Britain at the moment: these dreadful terror attacks and the current political climate. I don't want people to think that in continuing with this blog I am simply ignoring or sidelining the pain that is being felt. Far from it. It is difficult to know how to respond. Words are inadequate and such horror does not need the oxygen of publicity. We must also not forget that what makes the headlines here is, sadly, the reality of daily life in some areas of our world.
I do, however, feel that our global network of bloggers, sharing the beauty, creativity and loving humanity in our lives and our societies, is a good thing. Through this blog, I have made friends with people all over the world that I would not otherwise know. We share in each other's lives in a small but nonetheless supportive and encouraging way. I laugh at your humour; I feel leaps of joy when your precious grandchildren are born; I thrill to see your sunsets and your vibrant cities, your artistic endeavours, your lovely and welcoming homes. It helps me and I guess it helps others too. I shall continue to share my photographs and my responses to life, focussing as always on the beauty and inspiration I find in nature and people's endeavours. There is far more good in the world than evil.
My thoughts and prayers are with those hurt and bereaved, with our police and emergency services trying to deal with and prevent such horror - and with our politicians seeking to find a way forward. My thanks are for those who share this flawed world with me in friendship and who strive, however imperfectly, to make it a better place.