...It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." ~ Plato
Every year we put together a list of what we want for Christmas. So many presents bought, so much money spent. So much time and energy and love poured into these objects that most of the time don’t make it to see the next Christmas. In a lot of ways we forget what Christmas is […]... Continue Reading →
... The Human Towers of Catalunya Watching this in awe... 2015 Vriesdich Channel License Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed) Source videos View attributions
“So much light,” you said, “and here is the path, just across the little stream, do you remember?”
I do remember, we walked there, many times, you and me, when we were kids, and later. In all seasons, in winter like this, with sunlight filtering through the trees, reflecting on the snow, our hands in mittens, in spring, our hearts feeling the change in the air, the sounds of birds, and in the long summer evenings…
But it’s late autumn I remember most, the late season when the wind gets colder, when dark clouds gather above the forest. And then, that year…
And then winter was with us, so fast, and one late afternoon, just like this, you kissed me. You did, and I was taken aback, perhaps even a little frightened. Your golden hair, your red lips… It was there, near the stream, never had I had…
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“It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you've made, and there's this panic because you don't know yet the scale of disaster you've left yourself open to.” Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go Image found here. CC0 1.0... Continue Reading →
"When you go home, tell them of us and say, for their tomorrow we gave our today." - Rudyard Kipling Image found here. CC0 1.0 Universal
From the pages of David Oakes Images.
The Weeping Window at the Silk Mill, Derby
Always Remember…Never Forget
A cascade of Poppies a tribute to those who have lost their lives, not just in the Great War but all conflicts across our World.
Will Peace ever be a reality or just a futile hope?
( I should mention the Tribute at the Silk Mill was much earlier in the year, it has travelled to many other locations and no doubt will travel further in the months ahead)
Remembrance Sunday 12th November 2017
(C) David Oakes 2017