Thursday, 11 January 2007

These are a few of my favourite things

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child - a long way from home. Where are our leaders? Blair tells us there’s no point in cutting back our personal consumption. Russia threatens Europe’s oil supply - new power games ahead. Heat wave on the East Coast. The first year that winter didn’t happen?

These are a few of my favourite things; thinking about them helps offset the depression.

  • Hearing the choir practise in St John’s Hall on a Sunday afternoon.
  • The Ouse when it’s flat and brown.
  • The winter mimosa down by the Railway land.
  • The smell of bhajis from the stall at the Farmer’s Market.
  • Lying on a grass bank near the Ouse up from Willey’s Bridge, watching the sunset.
  • The walnut trees in Baxter’s Field.
  • The lights of Lewes from the golf course at night.
  • Downstairs at the Needlemakers; it smells old and there are trinkets that people have stockpiled over the years.
  • The bowling green in the watery light of a winter morning.
  • Picnic on the banks of the river under the blossom trees.
  • The first apple from Oakhurst Farm and knowing apple season has started again.
What are your fears and dreams?

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