A walk through the Bonshaw Hills this time of year is a colourful treat. High above in the canopy, growing layers of colour have developed, whilst on the ground, new colours are taking over. The face of nature is changing.
Shafts of light pass through the canopy in various locations and highlight different elements of nature.
Spots of light on a path can dance around as the leaves overhead move in the breeze, changing the light’s path.
The most fascinating aspect however, is how it illumines various areas and objects, as if a spotlight is focussed on the area.
These cause me to pause and look.
This play of light reminds me of the Leonard Cohen’s Anthem. If you aren’t familiar with Cohen’s work, his voice can be off putting. However if you stick with it, you may come to feel as I do, his voice is a perfect conduit for the poetry of his soul.
The song is here.
It speaks to me of optimism which in the face of the climate conditions, I find difficult to hang onto. I’ve been drawn back to this song at this time when I need it most. These words
There is a crack, a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.
give me hope and with it the realization sometimes the light is brought by a sixteen year old Swedish girl.