Thornthwaite

Morning reunion with M and C – and reflection since on life-elements shared: art, connections, education and experience, faith, France, friendship, hearts, homes, hospitality, memories and presence – infinite ripples that radiate from the concentric facts of each of us.

Heavy cloud, a stiff breeze and driving rain whipped the surface of the lake. Cloud sculptures scurried by at fellside half-height, and the Artist’s timeless beauty stirred us, homeward-bound, in winter’s graduated greys.

Clouds and fells, rain and rocks and rivers, mountain streams and lake’s depth, sodden soils and the sun’s persisting rays, and four friends: landscapes within, before and beyond time. Ordinary concentric circling communion. Holy ground.