We arrived home on Wednesday evening and went straight to the sea.
We spent Thursday unpacking etc. On Friday morning we went to stand with the Youth strike for the Climate in Truro
…….. and in the evening to a splendid Sing and Supper at Mount Pleasant Eco Park with friends.
Saturday saw us in Truro again for International Peace Day and taking part in a flashmob in Truro Cathedral. The following video gives a flavour of the wonderful event.
Today I have made my first Christmas angel of the season out of Victorian window glass and some pretty beads I picked up while away.This afternoon we have been blackberry picking and got caught in a drenching storm and this afternoon ……..
1 It is International Women’s Day today. To mark the day, members from all three of Claire’s choirs gathered together in Truro today to do a series of flash mobs, singing ‘Oxygen’ in the market, in Waterstone’s and in the Lemon Street Gallery/Market. It was such a fabulous experience to be part of that and the public loved us saying things like, “That was mind-blowing!”, “Magic” and ‘You were brilliant!’ There is a link to a previous post about the song and the play for which it was written here.
2 This evening we have been at another event of words and music celebrating International Women’s Day and I told the story of Violette Szabo, secret agent in the Second World War and read the following beautiful poem written by Leo Marks in memory of his girlfriend who had died in a plane crash, which Violette used in her coded messages. Claire accompanied me on the harp which was just brilliant.
The Life That I Have
The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.
A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.