How do I follow a post like yesterday’s? Thanks to all who have communicated their condolences either on my blog or through other channels. It is a wondrous thing that despite the tendency of social media to trivialise life, it provides a way for people to reach out and say “I care”. Respect and kindness can transcend the froth that normally bubbles along as words reach down to ground in the roots of genuine and valued networks of relationships.
Yesterday’s words were my own; the soil was prose but you can see the germinating seeds of poetry in them. For the next couple of days, I think I might post the words of a couple of Dylan Thomas poems that, in my understanding, deal with mortality and have come to mind recently. One I resonate with and one I protest against… but I’ll save my commentary for Friday.