Cherry Blossom, TED talk and Resurrection

10 Feb

The Cherry tree down the road is just coming into blossom and it is delicate and gorgeous.

First Cherry blossom

You may remember us seeing the magnificent  Man Engine in 2016. I posted about it here and here. Here is a brilliant TED talk by Will Coleman who was the driving force behind the project. His talk is both fascinating and moving. Do click and watch.

I am thrilled to have been invited, along with both the choirs I sing with, to be a singer in the local Resurrection Tour when the Man Engine will again rise up and tour, not just Cornwall but into Wales and up to Yorkshire. (Wentworth Woodhouse for my friends in the North – don’t miss it!). To be a part of that will be such a privilege.

An odd thought – As I was checking the preview, suddenly Cherry Blossom meant shoe polish to me and may do to others of my generation. I was taken back in time to the tin and the smell and to my dear Dad polishing the family’s shoes for the next day, different brushes for applying the different colours, yet more brushes for the shine up and a soft velvet pad for the final immaculate finish.  A lovely memory of a lovely man.


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3 responses to “Cherry Blossom, TED talk and Resurrection

  1. valeriedavies

    February 10, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Just about to watch the TED talk, but felt I must tell you what vivid memories you brought back for me too, with the shoe polishing memory, and the details … lovely isn’t it, that even such a humble domestic activity like polishing shoes should invoke such attention to detail and almost a sort of mindfulness…

  2. Mama Cormier

    February 10, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    I’m glad I took the time to watch. Very moving.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 10, 2018 at 5:55 pm

      I’m glad you did too. Thank you. 🙂


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