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A Winter’s Tail

On a night walk west, a glance east towards the rising full moon on the last night of Winter. The clocks went forward this morning. Now, to Spring.
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Blue Monday

07:59:57 Monday 18 January 2021.

Taken on my morning walk along the River Colne, facing east towards the newly-risen Sun. A reflective time before hosting Zoom lectures.

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Late Fragment

And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.

Raymond Carver, A New Path to the Waterfall, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989.

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Blue Moon Rising

The Hallowe’en full moon rising over Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
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Change

‘It is easier to endure than to change. But once one has changed, what was endured is hard to recall.’

Susan Sontag, The Benefactor (1963)

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Shared Laughter

‘One can never speak enough of the virtues,

the dangers, the power of shared laughter’

Francoise Sagan (1935 – 2004).

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Mud Stories

Low tide on the River Colne lets the mud tell its stories.

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The End

I am too much

For you

You are not enough

For me.

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Deep Stillness

There’s a deep stillness 

In me 

My own wine 

Dark sea 

A calm storm

My Odyssey.

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The First Ten Days.

Of the 366 in 2020. A leap year.

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Looking back, over the views which bridged the reflective new year holiday in Cornwall, before looking forward to what is yet to come.

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Returning to Essex, meant returning to work – two different employers, two different jobs, on three different sites in two different towns.

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I was met by new faces, old faces, all: ‘Happy 2020!’

I step (rather than leap) into a new job in the third week of this month.

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I’m apprehensive and curious; it’s energising. Step forward, 2020.