2011 begins as 2010 did; cold, wintry and with snow on the ground. I’ve had a lovely week with my parents over Christmas and am now catching up on a wealth of things, as Jo is at work and I’ve had enough of touring around the country for the time being. On my list of things to do is my annual look back at the past year. I’ve tried a number of times over the past few weeks to make a start on this review, but it’s just too difficult to write in detail, due to the terrible loss of my sister in March. Instead, I have collated some of my favourite images of the past twelve months and will show, through them, my happier memories of the year.
And finally: the biggest thanks I can muster must go to my lovely, tolerant, patient and supportive wife Jo, without whom the unbearableness of some moments of the past year have been made bearable. A fuller set of photographs which summarize my year is now online in my Flickr photostream.
When the full (-ish) moon rises above Interlaken at this time of year, it always reminds me of a photo my Dad took in south Wales many years ago, where the reflection wasn’t on a lake but on the smooth surface of the sea off the coast of Freshwater East.
“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck […]