New shoots


There have been some awful things happening in London in the last few weeks. I look at the news and each day seems to bring a new saddness. I have been luckily unaffected by all that has happened, but am so aware that many people living in my city have been affected and I think of them. I’m not going to write about in ins and outs of what has happened, because there are so many more eloquent voices than mine doing so. I struggle at the moment to really put into words what I feel about it all.

Amongst all of the awfulness I do feel it is important to take notice of moments of light. I stepped out in the garden this morning and found this beauty. We put courgette seeds in this year a bit later than is ideal, but thought we would pop a few seeds in to the soil to see how we would get on. Two week later and we have been rewarded. 

About The Magpie at Midnight

Social scientist, writer, film maker, collagist, maker of things...
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2 Responses to New shoots

  1. I feel just as you do. I am heartbroken by the sadness, and anger, and pain and fear that seems all pervasive at the moment, not least in my beloved London. I won’t write about it though. There are quite enough people doing that already, and the reading I do often makes me cry for humanity. I don’t need to be adding to that. But I completely agree that during such sad and difficult times, one of the best things we can do is cling to the positive, the moments of light and the many elements of magic in our world. That will continue always, despite politics, despite hatred, despite horrific incidents and the fear that surrounds them. Thank you for this very timely reminder of the tiny beautiful things in our world 🙂

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