Monthly Archives: October 2008

rainbow over alledal

Autumnal mornings

Autumn is really here. We’ve had a run of showery weather over the last week that has produced some great rainbows. The last couple of days however have been calm and clear. Last night was our first heavy frost of the year. Out walking with Troy in the pre dawn half light I could see my breath plume in front of me and hear the frost crunch under my feet. There’s nothing quite like it. Most of the trees are turning to reds and gold, and now that harvest is almost over you can almost feel the sigh as the countryside relaxes for another year. Thomas Hood put it best

I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
stand, shadowless like Silence,
listening to silence

 

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Solitude

Solitude

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the question I get asked the most is “Don’t you get lonely?” I suppose it’s a reasonable question, I do spend much of my time alone. Steph often works in far away places and even when he is in Sweden he keeps normal office hours. There is however a dark undercurrent to the question, an unwritten assumption that being alone is a bad thing. There seems to be a fear of being alone, a presumption that being you are alone because you are unworthy in some way. For some this may be true. I don’t quite see it that way.

 

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