Our misty, grey Shropshire weather has perfectly matched my feelings this week - the mists of time have settled on our beloved Mother as she lost her battle with cancer last week ....
This picture taken on their farm in Africa last year
and these roses with Winter dew on them from her garden
Even my walk at my favourite place this week seemed to echo my sadness
but the odd bursts of colour were welcome ....
Some favourite quotes from a favourite film - Out of Africa are appropriate:
"Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road." (and be afraid)
"If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?"
“We must leave our mark on life while we have it in our power.” Karen Blixen
Seize the moment, every moment, everyday because we do not know what lies down the road ...