‘Farewell To The Jungle’
With apologies to Guns ‘N Roses, who wished to welcome you to their particular jungle, I post this image to mark my ongoing recovery from cancer – the illness did feel to me like tangled, impenetrable bushland. Really happy to get away from there…
‘Whirl Of Pain’
This is for those trapped in a whirl of pain; the razor wire of your personal hell encircling you.
You don’t need to be told what pain feels like.
But you have to believe there is some good in you, and the world, and that you will find it somehow.
Just in the same way that there is light and sky through the wire in the photo,”beyond” awaits…
Window, Tower of London October 2019
We all want to be seen to be broad minded and to be the one to take the wider perspective.
This shot of a window in the Tower of London (a prison to many unfortunates centuries ago) gives a little lie to that virtue.
For there is a time to take the narrow view.
When it is the
When you are in darkness, or a jail of circumstances beyond your control.
Then the sliver of light and the merest glimpse of the exterior is enough to give hope.
Some small positivity, manageable to a damaged spirit.
The whole luminescent world of possibility is too much to contemplate in that grim time.
If you are there, as I have undoubtedly been, it’s okay to do only what you can and take the narrow view…
…and sometimes it was you that drank that bottle dry.
They picked the shards from your scalp.
Stitched your wounds.
Had faith in you, and faith that you would share that faith, when you had lost it.
Even when all has been drained…