Thursday, 6 September 2007

From Dawn 'til Dusk

This morning the alarms were set for early - today both our girls were going to college and lycée together for the first time, on the bus that picks them up (and delivers them back!) from the centre of our village.
Standing out on the terrace with a cup of tea in my hand, I watched as the sun rose, gradually adding a splash of colour to the side of Capimont. In the distance, the contours of the hills were picked out as the undulations became highlighted by the morning rays.Magic!

Childless by 7:20 am, I took the dog for an early stroll round the village. It was incredibly peaceful - the sky an intense blue, the light sparkling and fresh.


As the day drew to a close, we went for our evening stroll and on returning I once again stood on the terrace and looked out at our beautiful view.

This time the sun was dropping behind the mountains on our right, and the last rays were creeping across the foothills of Capimont. In the distance the contours of the hills were once again highlighted.After a day like this I find it even more difficult to comprehend the degree of evil that exists in this world.

Watching the incredibly moving programme 'Who Do You Think You Are' tracing the family of Natasha Kaplinsky back to the horrors of the Holocaust, a researcher said that if only we could make history so personal for everyone, we might learn not to make the same mistakes again.

Poignant and true.

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