Right now, we seem to live in a crazy world of fake news, hate mail, and extremism – political and religious. We seem to have lost the concepts of truth, honesty, decency, tolerance, and the ability to discuss and debate issues without such discussions degenerating into slanging matches.
Hope in this climate seems a forlorn idea but we have to hang onto that word and hope that one day, and let’s hope it will be sooner rather than later, some of this intolerance will fade and morality in all aspects of life will re-surface, and that the world will feel a safer place.
Life did seem simpler, safer, happier, saner in the past. That child-like enjoyment of Christmas, blessed with snow, is a rarity these days. The image below is a reminder of that. Shot on my first digital compact back in 2010 when there was snow on the ground. With the main lights off, I looked out into the back garden and saw this overlay of interior and exterior. It was a spontaneous shot, without any planning. The warmth of the house, the coldness of the snow. With reminders of the season (top left), and in the corner parents long gone but dearly remembered.
My greetings to you all – followers, readers, commenters – and best wishes for 2018.