Life is Remarkable

The Horizon

 “In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”

William Blake

September has always been a time of new beginnings for me.   The air takes on a subtle crispness, the colours transition to a reddish-golden hue, the harvest is well underway and there is the urgency of knowing that winter, the time of rest, patiently waits its turn. Those who follow LadyBudd, know that I have taken a few weeks to go on an adventure with my family.  My son organized an “Industrial Revolution” tour that took us into Wales and England.  It was a remarkable time; we were on the go from morning to night without respite.  We visited cotton mills, travelled on steam trains, plumbed the depths of a coal mine and saw the Newcomen engine at work.  Every step was a history lesson, and a poignant reminder that our world is in unrelenting transformation.   We owe a great deal to those who witnessed and recorded these past events.  Without their voices, much of what we understand would have been forever lost.

Whatever reasons we have for blogging – and there are many – it is our legacy.   My blogs are letters to myself. They are thoughts that travel through my mind that allow me to explore humanity’s need to find meaning and purpose in the everyday. Writing is my way of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. We are finite creatures yet we live within the infinite. We plan and yet it is the randomness of our journey that provides the challenge and inspiration to live big, to love fully and shine brightly as we traverse the years. Blogging captures progress and positions the time and space of shared experiences. For in the end, it is about the connections that we make along the way that makes all of the difference.

Life is remarkable….

It is great to be back!

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
― Anaïs Nin