The cup that cheers ~ Ann Serjeantson
A very pretty flowery cup and saucer has been hung from a branch in
the Sundial Garden in Inverleith Park. It is filled with bird seed every
day, making a very elegant bird feeder and an uplifting sight. I just
hope the birds are remembering their etiquette and raising a dainty claw as they feed!
Loneliness ~ Mona Castel
When it arises in my body
I walk to the river
To lay my heartache
Gripping my chest
Tightening my heart
Controlling my mind
As bluebells sprout and
Three cornered leeks return to the earth
The river flow brushes it away
Nourishing old spirits
Taking away my sorrow
Reminding me that my soul is whole
When it arises
I walk to the river
Week 9: ‘If you’ve no room for sheep, get yourself some hens.’* ~ Hilery Williams
I am beyond anger: furious, desolate at what is happening; helpless.
We may all be in the same storm, but, by god, we’re not in the same boat. Those most cruelly affected by the virus itself and its aftermath are not those whose sense of exceptionalism and entitlement overrides any notion of parity, justice, plain decency. The well-being of the group is endangered by the indifference of individuals.
Hooray, we can now play croquet and replenish our garden supplies. Others squash together on buses in order to pay bills.
Their Question: Should we sacrifice lives to save the economy?
Try this: Should the rich sacrifice their fortunes to save lives?
The ‘Hunger’ virus kills about 8,000 children every day worldwide. The ‘vaccine’ for it exists. It is called ‘Food’. But we don’t hear about this from politicians and their media lackeys. Why? Because ‘Hunger’ doesn’t kill those in power: the Rich.
Afterwards ~ Alastair Hulbert
As the current social and economic system comes out of its coma, don’t let’s return to the old normal. Consumption and technology can no longer be used as an alibi for the real world. Responsibility means putting our imaginations to work. This crisis offers an opportunity for change: get people talking about it!
Let us each start our own list of ideas for changing to a new normal in personal behaviour, society and economy. For example:
P.S from Diana
Have you noticed? Antony Gormley’s man in the river by the bridge is now wearing a mask and gloves?
Peevish question: why is Glasgow’s Botanic Garden open and ours