The spirit of this land speaks to me as we drive through Crewkerne, crow after crow wheels in the afternoon sun, above hedgerows giving way to fields. Family in two cars returning from the Jurassic Coast – a walk along the pebble beach collecting stones followed by huge plates of fish in a restaurant with a lazy balcony that gives way directly to the sea.. Conversation relents and weaves like the crows’ wings and the sea, eachothers’ tendencies lovingly picked up on: mumbled speech, over-laboured stories. Food admired and swiftly digested. Relaxed recognition and jostling for attention, we know all the moved that will work.
Posts Tagged ‘family’
I have felt, in these last days, a symmetry of awakening
The light of trees remarks to me of a wholeness, a beginning.
The furniture of insight is made plain in them
The shapes they cast on these starlit eyes
Cheapen the breath.
I will never be better than my older brother
I will always want my Dad to be proud
I will always be ashamed that I can’t help my Mother
In the myriad worthy ways she would wish.
I will never have my sister as close as she should be.
I should live with a more open heart.
I should work harder and feel deeper.
But I don’t and I am still myself
Which is refreshing.
More than, say, leading you to a satisfying conclusion of this blog post.