The farmer and I went out last evening, a few miles down the road to an event for our local Nature Reserve. It was called 'Light and Inspiration' and was an audio visual presentation of photographs from Iceland, UK, Scottish Isles, Italy, Canada and the Serengeti in Africa. The photographs were stunning and the audience of almost 120 were receptive. The presentation was followed by a curry supper. We met charming people and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.***
What a shame when upon returning home we began to hear the dreadful news from Paris - news which got worse overnight. I suspect, because of the venues, that most of the people involved were young people just starting out on their lives; I also expect that they were from various religions, including muslims.
The violence and slaughter in the world gets worse by the day and for us, innocent folk who stand by, there is nothing we can do about it, which certainly makes me feel helpless.
***To view some of the photographs we saw in the presentation go to www.johnwebsterphotography.co.uk it is well worth a look.
January 4, 2023: With gratitude to Rebecca Solnit / Reruns from January 30, 31 and February 1, 2, 3, 4, 2007: Mona Lisa and the Clown and the Cool Rain of the Law (1985), Woman Trying to Remember What She is Trying to Forget (1986), Painting in America (1986), Full Moon, Chair and Planter Rising (1986), Church of the Holy Contradiction, and Untitled Scene (1986)